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Sarus Crane Grus antigone   - Adult with egg and chick
Sarus Crane
Photographer : © Nikhil Devasar
Location :Dadri, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date : 20 September 2014
English synonyms:Saras, Sarus, Saras Crane, Eastern Sarus Crane
Bird Family :Gruidae - Typical Cranes
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :The newly discovered wetland in Greater Noida has a very healthy population of Sarus. This morning in one hour we had counted over a 100 Sarus and three active nests.

The chick photograph was taken from nearly 200 feet away so as to cause no disturbance to the nesting pair. - ND