Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nadankanan Zoo - Saraus Crane

Nadankanan Zoo at Bhubaneswar is one of great zoo in India. There are various animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Sauras Crane.



It is tallest of the flying birds, with a height of up to 1.8 m. They have overall grey colour and the contrasting red head and upper neck. It is a large non-migratory crane. 




It is mostly seen in marshes and shallow wetlands and feed mainly on roots, tubers, insects, and small vertebrate prey. 

30 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

tall fellow ;)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Impressive birdie!

Reminds me of the Sandhill Crane we have over here.
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Wow, it's taller than me!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Large graceful and exotic bird !

rupam sarma said...

Nice captured

Liz Needle said...

He is quite a majestic fellow. We have a blue heron (often called cranes), but he is not as tall as this one

sandyland said...

enjoyed a lot

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely regal bird and one I have seen in Australia. Have a lovely weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

wonderful photos of beautiful birds!

Happy Weekend,
artmusedog and carol

Phil Slade said...

Such lovely creatures and it's shame some have to be kept in zoos which is OK as long as it's for conservation breeding.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful, regal-looking bird!

Umang Trivedi said...

Beautiful Pictures. I also love to travel to such places!

Adam Jones said...

That's a smart Crane.

mick said...

Great photo of the crane - it is a beautiful bird.

retriever said...

Wow magestic bird, greeting from Belgium.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so huge! He's stepping in his water dish there. Silly crane.

janiceadcock said...

cool shots!

Wandering Wren said...

Has he lost his other shoe?!
Wren

Carletta said...

He certainly is tall!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful crane.

Breathtaking said...

Lovely photo of this huge crane.
Regards.

mick said...

Great photo of a magnificent bird.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots! What a neat-looking bird!

CountryMouse said...

We have them here in Australia too along with another similar looking crane called the Brolga.
I have taken photos in the past ... http://gritandgiggles.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/red-caps-and-dancing-wings.html

Sri Kri said...

Majestic Bird.

Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Amit Agarwal said...

Amazing..!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful pictures with brief introduction of Nandan Kanan Zoo. Thnx sir for sharing

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful shot, Rajesh :)

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful bird and pictures. Wonder how high it can fly considering its weight and height.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Wow! Lovely pics :)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

So tall! Lovely pic!