Demoiselle Crane

About the Demoiselle Crane
Also known as: Koonj

The Demoiselle Crane is a small species of migratory crane that breeds in parts of Eurasia. They winter in parts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Demoiselle Cranes are omnivores, though they favor plant material like seeds and waste crops like chickpeas and cereals.

Demoiselle Cranes figure prominently in north Indian culture, where they are found in literature, poetry, and idiomatic language. In India they are known as the Koonj, a word derived from Sanskrit.

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