Grey crowned crane

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Grey crowned crane

Uploaded: June 03, 2017 | Entered: June 03, 2017 11:50:22

Description

Gray-crowned cranes are the only species of crane that can roost in trees due to a prehensile hind toe that allows them to grasp tree limbs. The crowned crane is the most primitive of the living Gruidae. Primitive species of crowned cranes date back in the fossil record to the Eocene period. Archaeologists discovered that at least eleven species of crowned cranes once existed in Europe and North America. Because crowned cranes are not cold hardy, it is believed they died out in these areas as the earth cooled, and only survived in warmer Africa.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 450.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D

Comments

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe June 03, 2017

Beautiful crane, and so well captured, Micky! <>< #1687963

Micky Cleveland level-classic June 03, 2017

Thanks Shirley. #11604156

Teresa L. Brooks June 07, 2017

Awesome capture, Micky. #11605636

Micky Cleveland level-classic June 07, 2017

Thanks Teresa #11605650

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