Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

Interesting :

The male and the female are almost alike. Feathers on its body are grey. Its long leg is red. The upper part of the body and the head are hairless with only skin and small red hair. There is white stain on it ears and its head. The eyes are red, the mouth is sharp and thin but not very long. It has a very good sight. In the morning and in the evening, it always makes very loud noise.

Habitat :

Has a hometown in India, Myanmar, the south of Lao, Cambodia, the south of Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia.

Food :

The food is fish, shrimp, shell, polliwog, tadpole and small animals; for example, snake, rat, skink, chameleon, tendril, crop, nut grass, and paddy.

Behavior :

Seeks for the food in the field or the patch of grass and swamp. It seeks for the food in pairs or in a small group. It is the animal which never change or separate from its couple. It seeks for the food near each other. If will fly and follow each other to everywhere. If its couple gets fired or has any danger, it will not abandon its couple. So they normally get fired and die together.

Current Status :

Is a protected wild animal according to Wild Animals Preservation and Protection Act B.E. 2535.

Reproductive :

The Sarus Crane breeds in the raining season. Both male and female will dance which is the courting behavior. The nest for laying eggs has a large size, made of tree leaves and grass leaves, and small branches weaving together. It lays 1 to 3 eggs each time.

Size and weight :

Is a large and tall bird.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017