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Black necked cranes winter

Black necked cranes winter
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Country : Tibet TAR

Type : Making News

Black-necked cranes flock to the nature reserve in Linzhou county, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region making it their winter home. Linzhou county, a distanced of 65 km from Lhasa, is known to a great bird watching area for these magnificent and endangered species during the winter. Large numbers of black-necked cranes migrate here every year, with the annual bird count numbering in the 1,700 individuals.

The black-necked crane is a medium-sized crane in Asia that breeds on the Tibetan Plateau and remote parts of India and Bhutan. It is 139 cm long with a 235 cm wingspan, and it weighs 5.5 kg. It is whitish-gray, with a black head, red crown patch, black upper neck and legs, and white patch to the rear of the eye.

Plan your bird watching calendar and see this amazing birds in their natural environment at close quarters.