Grus leucogeranus, Pall.
864. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 663 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 236; Game Birds of India, Vol. III, p. 11.
THE SNOW WREATH or SIBERIAN CRANE.
Length, 48 to 56 ; expanse, 83 to 99.5 ; wing, 22.5 to 26 ; tail, 7.75 to 9.5 ; tarsus, 10.5 to 12 ; bill from gape, 6.75 to 8; weight, 12 1/2 to 19 lbs.
Bill umber-brown ; membrane of nasal groove, skin of forehead, lores and cheeks, red, duller colored in less mature birds; irides bright but very pale-yellow; legs and feet dull pale reddish:pink.
Plumage wholly white ; quills black; tertiaries lengthened.
The Snow Wreath is a very rare cold weather visitant to the northern portion of Sind.