1006. Grus collaris

1006. Sarus Crane.
GRUS COLLARIS.
Grus collaris, Bodd. Tabl. Pl. enl. p. 52 (1783) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. MUS. xxiii. p. 262 ; Blaauw, Monogr. Crimea, p. 25, pls. vii. vii. a ; F. antigone (nec. Linn.), Tegetm. and Blyth, Nat. Hist. Cranes, p. 47 ; Radde, Orn. Cauc. p. 391 ; Dresser, ix. p. 337, pl. 707.
Male ad. (India). General colour bluish grey ; head and upper neck bare, papillose, red ; the throat, rides, and hind neck covered with black hairs, a patch of ash-grey feathers covering the ears ; a ring round the neck below the bare portion, and the ends of the elongated inner secondaries, white ; quills blackish brown ; bill pale greenish horn, darker at the tip ; legs reddish flesh ; iris orange. Culmen 7.1, wing 26.5, tail 9.6, tarsus 11.4 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. India, straggling west to Astrachan, Gurieff, and the Caspian.
In habits this crane does not differ from its congeners, but not being molested is less shy. It frequents similar localities, and makes a large nest of reeds, rushes, &c., and breeds in India from July to November, depositing 2 eggs, which are dull white or creamy buff, more or less marked with purplish grey shell-markings and brown surface spots and blotches, and measure about 3.96 by 2.56.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1006. Grus collaris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1006
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
721
Common name: 
Sarus Crane
M_ID: 
3811
M_CN: 
Sarus Crane
M_SN: 
Grus antigone
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10756

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith