Bird Families of the World

Grey Crowned Crane

Cranes are a family, the Gruidae, of large, long-legged, and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. The 15 species of cranes are placed in 3 genera, Antigone, Balearica, and Grus. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America.

There are around 15 different species in this group of which I have photographed so far 7 different ones.

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Updated 18/03/2020