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The Sarus Crane is a large species of crane found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. This is a non-migratory species of crane and the tallest species of flying bird in the world.
Sarus Cranes have a mostly grey plumage, with a bare red head and upper neck. This skin becomes a brighter shade of red during breeding season, which coincides with the rainy season throughout its range.
The Sarus Crane is revered in India, where it is seen as a symbol of marital fidelity because of their tendency to form long-term pair-bonds (or even mate for life). The name Sarus comes from the Hindi name for the species, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit word for "lake bird".
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 23 March 2015|
|Scientific Name||Grus antigone|
|Birdorable Family||Rails, Cranes & Friends|
(as of 24 November 2016)
42 to 71 inches
87 to 100 inches
176 to 423 ounces
|Range||Central Asia Southeast Asia South Asia Australia and New Zealand|