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  Crane (bird) - MSN Encarta
Cranes fly with their necks fully extended, whereas herons, once they have attained their full flight speed, pull their heads back so that the neck is bent in an S-curve.
Cranes are birds of open country—marshes, meadows, prairies, and tundra.
The sandhill crane is classified as Grus canadensis, the whooping crane as Grus americana, and the sarus crane as Grus antigone.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569082/Crane_(bird).html   (0 words)

 Crane - Bird of Peace
And the survival of the crane may be more likely when not only a small team of specialists is working for it, but the wide public of the Amur Region feels sympathy for the "bird of peace" and has better a knowledge about cranes and their habits.
The regional contest of children's creative activity "Crane, the bird of peace" was harmoniously supplemented by the meetings of local people with the enthusiasts of the crane survival movement in the USA and Japan.
When the time came to say good-bye to the cranes of the reserve, the children-visitors were reluctant to part with the beautiful birds.
www.ramsar.org /wn/w.n.crane_bkgd.htm   (0 words)

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Cranes being migratory birds, the dance undoubtedly relates to the cyclical aspect of the ordeal of the Labyrinth.
Indeed the Pi-fang bird, resembling a one-legged crane, is a fire-spirit.
Crane In cultures ranging from the Chinese to those of the Mediterranean, the crane is an allegory of justice, longevity and the good and diligent soul.
www.bway.net /~noel/crane   (685 words)

 Crane, Birds, Crane, Bird Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia
Such species as the crowned crane, Balearica pavonina, of Africa are particularly striking in appearance, and many species have unfeathered areas, sometimes brightly colored, around the head.
At least five crane species are in danger of extinction; these include the WHOOPING CRANE, Grus americana, the tallest bird found in the United States and Canada.
Considerable success has been achieved in raising this bird in captivity, and efforts are under way to establish new nesting populations of the species.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/birdsindex.asp?counter=29   (180 words)

 The Whooping Crane- An endangered species
The bird began to gracefully walk towards him, and because the man had a cold at the time he immediately began to cough loudly and the crane imitated his sound.
The bird began to imitate the sound of the whooping cough again, and so the man said, "I know what I will name you", and the bird looked inquisitively at the man and the man said "Tail".
The man replied, "Oh, this must be him." So, the crane and the girl happily walk out of the doctor's office leaving the man with no clothes on except for his underwear standing in the middle of the doctor's office.
www.geocities.com /starlight902008/w-crane.html   (550 words)

 Crane (bird) - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crane (bird), common name for any of about 15 members of a family of birds, found from north of the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of South...
Whooping Crane, common name for the larger of the two North American species of crane, standing nearly 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, with an average wingspan...
Bird, common name for any member of the class of vertebrates that contains animals with feathers.
au.encarta.msn.com /Crane_(bird).html   (102 words)

 Crane Bird
The crane bird is a wild north american bird and can be seen on most bird photos sites.
The bird is a symbols of longevity and represented with other symbols of long life, the pine and bamboo, and the tortoise.
The bird was almost saved form extinction and there is a satellites tzuru in Japan that is named after the bird.
www.gotpetsonline.com /crane/crane-bird/crane-bird.html   (231 words)

 NPWRC :: The Cranes
Mortality in fledged Whooping Cranes of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population.
On the structure and behavior of the breeding population of Black-necked Cranes in Songpan meadow in Sichuan Province.
The population status of the Crowned Crane in the Transvaal.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/birds/cranes/lit2.htm   (5028 words)

 Sandhill Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sandhill crane's habitat is lowland tundra, marshes, shorelines of rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, and grassy slopes.
The sandhill crane’s diet in the wild is roots, tubers, some fruits and young vegetables, small fish, insects, seeds, and small animals.
Sandhill crane parents take their chicks to their food, unlike the herons whose parents get their food for the babies.
www.k12.de.us /warner/sandhi.htm   (291 words)

 Birds of India - Sarus Crane - Grus antigone - Gruidae - Gruiformes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The current distribution of the Indian Sarus Crane is similar to its historic range except for their disappearance from the south (with the sole exception of one bird from Andhra Pradesh seen in 2005), but local abundances in most areas have declined.
Sarus Cranes formerly occurred across the subcontinent, from the province of Sindh in Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east, throughout the Gangetic plain, and in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Deccan Plateau of south-central India.
In Haryana, the Sultanpur National Park and the Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary are the only known stable areas for breeding Sarus Cranes in the state and have one breeding pair each.
www.birding.in /birds/Gruiformes/Gruidae/sarus_crane.htm   (1377 words)

 Crane Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Cranes are large birds that live in wetlands.
Cranes migrate seasonally; some species fly long distances in order to breed in a cold area and eat in warm area.
Diet: Cranes are omnivores (they eat animals and plants); their diet includes small animals (like insects, small fish, small birds, and small reptiles) and some plant material (like berries and tuber).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Crane.shtml   (290 words)

 Crane (bird) Information
Aristotle describes the migration of cranes in The History of Animals, adding an account of their fights with Pygmies as they wintered near the source of the Nile.
He describes as untruthful an account that the crane carries a touchstone inside it that can be used to test for gold when vomited up.
A pair of Red-crowned Cranes in the Tokyo zoo.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Crane_(bird)   (709 words)

 Cranes,India Cranes,Indian Bird Crane,India Sarus Crane
The Eastern sarus population in Southeast Asia is estimated at 500 to 1,500 birds.
While cranes spend a great deal of time caring for their feathers, the feathers still wear out and are replaced during a seasonal molt.
Cranes, such as the crowned cranes, living in predator-dense areas lose their feathers over a longer period of time and never become flightless.
www.wildlife-tour-india.com /indian-wildlife/cranes.html   (1617 words)

 Minnesota Conservation Volunteer: Magnificent Journey: Minnesota DNR
Arrayed in the white plumage of an adult bird, "our" crane was bright and stood out against the rich green, rain-washed grasses and the gray-plumaged sandhill cranes, which blended into the cloudy skyline.
We estimated the wading bird to be a third of a mile away on a marsh.
She had subsequently been sent, along with 15 other whooping crane youngsters, to Necedah NWR in Wisconsin to take part in a great experiment to re-establish a wild population of migratory whooping cranes in the eastern United States.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /volunteer/marapr04/cranes.html   (3321 words)

 Common Crane - Whatbird.com
National Geographic's Handheld Birds is the first North American multimedia software program to empower birders of all levels with easy-to-use, mobile, and interactive referencing capabilities via a PDA.
Common Crane: A large bird, gray overall with a fl face, chin, throat and neck.
Juveniles of Common Crane and Sandhill Crane are very similar but Common Crane has fl in the entire trailing edge of the wing.
identify.whatbird.com /obj/968/_/Common_Crane.aspx   (780 words)

 Crowned Crane - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crowned Crane, large bird occurring in wetlands, open grasslands, and savannahs in southern Africa.
Crane (machine), machine for moving heavy objects both vertically and horizontally.
Cranes range in capacity from a few hundred pounds to several...
au.encarta.msn.com /Crowned_Crane.html   (98 words)

 Division of Migratory Bird Management - Important Information for Waterfowl and Sandhill Crane Hunters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These cranes have a wingspan of over 7 feet and often associate with sandhill cranes during the fall hunting period, but are white in appearance and have fl legs and fl wing tips.
Federally protected migratory birds which may not be taken, possessed, transported, sold or bartered include all migratory birds as defined and protected under federal law.
The Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain Populations of sandhill cranes are 2 of the populations that increased to healthy levels and experimental hunting seasons resumed in 1961.
www.fws.gov /migratorybirds/issues/SandhillCrane/SandhillCraneHunters.htm   (1376 words)

 White-naped Cranes
These birds are costume reared from hatching, taught to follow an ultralight aircraft, fledged over their future breeding territory in Wisconsin, and led by ultralight on their first migration from Wisconsin to Florida; the birds learn the migratory route and then return, on their own, the following spring.
As of April, 2006 there are 64 surviving Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population (EMP), including 19 yearlings lead by ultralight aircraft in fall, 2005 and 4 yearlings released in Wisconsin and allowed to migrate on their own (Direct Autumn Release (DAR)).
Their parents are both birds that were hatched and led by ultralight on their first migration in 2002.
www.beautyofbirds.com /whoopingcrane.html   (624 words)

 Bird Statues - Crane Statues - Crane Statue
Bird Statues - Crane Statues - Crane Statue
Bases for the bird statues come in resin, wood, or marble, depending on the individual bird statue.
Our copper and bronze crane statues, ducks, chickens, and other bird statues are made to show incredible detail.
www.decorativestatues.com /bird-statues.htm   (0 words)

 Grand Island Independent: Crane Watch
Among the hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes expected to roost along the Platte River next month, researchers and volunteers will be on the lookout for one rare white bird.
For Eric Volden, naturalist at Crane Meadows Nature Center, the beginning of March is strictly for the birds.
To celebrate the arrival of the cranes and those who watch them, the National Audubon Society is holding their 30th Annual Rivers and Wildlife Celebration March 17-19 in Kearney.
www.theindependent.com /cranes/archive.shtml   (1570 words)

 Cranes - info and games
In colder climates, crane eggs tend to be dark to absorb heat.
These birds are costume reared from hatching, taught to follow an ultra light aircraft, fledged over their future breeding territory in Wisconsin, and led by ultra light on their first migration from Wisconsin to Florida; the birds learn the migratory route and then return, on their own, the following spring.
Japan: A crane is considered auspicious in Japan, as one of the symbols of longevity and represented with other symbols of long life, the pine and bamboo, and the tortoise.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /content/animals/animals/birds/crane.htm   (2498 words)

 Crane: The Bird of Hope
This is a story about a magnificent bird, the biggest in all of Poland, the symbol of prudence, inhabitant of swamps and steppes.
Although bound to its habitat, the crane has made a small step towards humans, which has helped it survive; it has learned to look for its food in fields quite close to human holdings.
The story of the crane is at the same time the story of the four seasons and changes they bring about in forests, marshes and fields.
www.coronetbooks.com /books/cran9906.htm   (83 words)

 India Together: Sarus crane, state bird of UP, in a perilous state - 24 January 2006
Nearly half of the Sarus cranes in India are in UP alone, according to a study by the Bombay Natural History Society, and the concentrations of the birds are highest in Mainpuri and Etawah districts of the state.
In the petition the applicant attempts to draw attention to the immediate threat to the crane's habitat, and highlights the fact that the construction of an air strip is bound to have a detrimental impact.
The battle, pitting the economic intentions of the CM against the conservation of the endangered state bird and its ecologically fragile habitat, does not promise to be easy.
indiatogether.org /2006/jan/env-sarus.htm   (1458 words)

 About government - National bird
The blue crane is a light blue-grey, has a long neck supporting a rather bulbous head, long legs and elegant wing plumes which sweep to the ground.
The blue crane has a distinctive rattling croak, fairly high-pitched at call, which can be heard from far away.
The habitat of the blue crane is open grass fields or Karoo-like plains with low shrubby bushes.
www.info.gov.za /aboutgovt/symbols/bird.htm   (176 words)

 Journey North Whooping Cranes
While Brooke and Richard gathered the remaining birds into the pen, Mike and Bill were still trying to keep an eye on the runaway crane.
The bird was a little white speck far below their plane, and they soon lost sight of him entirely.
Whooping Crane Coordinator Tom Stehn, who made the historic count when the world's whooper population broke 100 cranes in December of 1986 at Aransas National Wildife Refuge in Texas, reports fantastic news: "The number of cranes present at Aransas is estimated at 213 and consists of 129 adults, 52 subadults, and 32 chicks.
www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/crane/WCEPHighlight112604.html   (777 words)

 Bird Flu Makes Gains - Council on Foreign Relations
Millions of birds have died or been killed after outbreaks of the H5N1 strain of avian flu appeared in Southeast Asia in 2003.
Meanwhile, experts say the first case of bird flu in Africa—detected on a farm in Kaduna in northern Nigeria (AllAfrica.com)—will soon lead to further outbreaks (BBC).
Nearly ninety people have died from bird flu since 2003, close to a 50 percent mortality rate.
www.cfr.org /publication/9878/bird_flu_makes_gains.html?breadcrumb=/bios/10968/mary_crane   (703 words)

The crane can be viewed on most picture sites and won't be found through breeders.
The bird is the Egyptian heiroglyphic symbol for the letter "B." The historical Aztec people of South America get their name from these birds.
These are large, long-legged and long-necked birds that belong to the order of Gruifornes and to the family of Gruidae.
www.gotbirdsonline.com /crane/crane.shtml   (0 words)

 Canopy Crane Bird Point Counts
The skills involved require a great deal of training and require the researcher to be very fit, and if the researcher sees something interesting a half-dozen trees away from the one he's climbed, a great deal of effort is involved in descending then climbing the new subject.
A few years ago, University of Washington researches hit upon the idea of erecting a large construction crane in the middle of a patch of old-growth forest, using it to haul researchers to various points within the canopy.
We began in the pre-dawn, as early morning is when birds are most active, particularly in warmer seasons.
donb.furfly.net /canopy_crane.html   (1069 words)

 Birds-Zoom School-Enchanted Learning Software
Birds are warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have wings, feathers, a beak, no teeth, a strong, hollow skeleton, and bear their young in hard-shelled eggs
Bird fossils are rare because bird bones are hollow and fragile.
Birds play an important part in the control of insects, the dispersal of seeds and the pollination of flowering plants
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds   (99 words)

 ! Sarus Crane ! Tropical Rainforest, North Queensland, Australia
Because of its similarity to the Brolga, the Sarus Crane was not detected in Australia until the 1960s.
Sarus Cranes constituted 1255 of these, 139 were Brolgas and a further 450 were unidentified.
Australia's estimated Sarus Crane population is 5000, which means between one third and one quarter of Australia's Sarus Cranes were counted on that one day.
rainforest-australia.com /sarus_crane.html   (311 words)

 baihe grus leucogeranus siberian white crane bird birding watcher china
Grus Leucogeranus (Siberian white crane), Classified as Critically Endangered, is one of the 1st class protection rare birds in China, and is the third most endangered crane species in the world.
This white crane migrates about 1500kms to Yangtze river in China to over winter, and Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province, China, is the largest place for them to overwinter.
Crane is an important symbol to the people of China, Japan and other Asian countries.
www.4panda.com /special/bird/bird/siberian-white-crane.htm   (322 words)

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