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Grus rubicunda

Photo courtesy www.birdway.com.au (by prior agreement)

Photo courtesy www.birdway.com.au (by prior agreement)

Photo courtesy Garrie Douglas
Bird Family :"Cranes"
Description :Common local species. Length 140cm. Female smaller. Has a dancing display of leaps, bows, high steps and loud trumpeting calls. Eats insects, small animals and plants, prefered food is Bulkuru Sedge.
Typical Habitat :Wetlands.
Distribution :Common to uncommon to northern and eastern Australia. Endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / nomadic / breeding (numbers declining). Main breeding season, September to May. Nest are made of grass, sticks and leaves, forming a raised mound, above water or on land, with up to 3 eggs.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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