Grus=a Crane, in classical Latin; akin to , gallus, garrio~ I chatter, etc.
Base of bill, orbits, and sometimes whole head nude. Wings long, third quill usually longest. Remiges thirty-three. Tertiaries lengthened and overhanging. Tail short. Sexes alike. The greater part of Europe and N. Asia, N.E. Africa, India, China, and N. America.
Without straw-like bristles on the nape. Nostrils linear.