Cranes are very beautiful birds. They look very similar to strokes and herons although they are not genetically connected. These birds live thought the globe except in Antarctica and South America continents. Mashes and planes are their favorite. Let’s us learn some fascinating facts about this creature.
Some interesting facts about cranes
Cranes greatly vary in size. Their weight range between 8.8 to 26.5 pounds and size 3 to 3 feet in length. Demoiselle Crane and Sarus crane is the smallest and largest crane respectively.
Cranes do not have a fixed time of eating. They eat whatever and whenever they find food in their habitat.
These birds are very social and move in a large group known as flocks.
Some species of crane do migrate while some species spent their whole life in a single place.
Cranes of some species sleep in a standing position.
Cranes are best known for their flying ability. Some of the species can fly very high and sometimes can fly higher than the Himalayas.
In 4 genera there are about 15 species of cranes.
These birds use their voice for communication. Sometimes they also use their body parts.
Crane builds their nest in shallow water and they lay two eggs at a time.
Life spans of cranes are very long. They live around 20 to 50 years.