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crane

large, gray, brown and white, long-legged, long-necked birds, with a loud raucous call. Includes Ballearica spp. (e.g. B. pavonina, the eastern crowned crane), grus, Bugeranus spp. and Anthropoides spp. (e.g. A. virgo, the desmoiselle crane).
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DURING fine settled weather, two common cranes were seen flying north east past the Dyfi Osprey Project, then further north over the RSPB Glaslyn Osprey Project - but haven't been spotted since.
A pair of common cranes have successfully raised chicks at a former peat mine - their first breeding site in the north of England, Natural England said.
The crowning glory has to be a pair of common cranes ( birds that have not been recorded breeding in the UK for 150 years.
age, suggests that Common Cranes (Grus grus) were also a focus of