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Birds

Demoiselle
Crane

Least Concern

Increasing

Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

The demoiselle is 85–100 cm (34–39 in) long, 76 cm (30 in) tall and has a 155–180 cm (61–71 in) wingspan. It weighs 2–3 kg (4.4–6.6 lbs). It is the smallest species of crane.[3][4] The demoiselle crane is slightly smaller than the common crane but has similar plumage. It has a long white neck stripe and the black on the foreneck extends down over the chest in a plume.

It has a loud trumpeting call, higher-pitched than the common crane. Like other cranes it has a dancing display, more balletic than the common crane, with less leaping.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    ডেমোজিল সারস
  • Gujarati:
    કરકરો
  • Hindi:
    कुरजां
  • Malayalam:
    ഡമോയ്‌സെല്ലി കൊക്ക്
  • Marathi:
    कांड्या करकोचा, करडई करकोचा, करकरा क्रौंच
  • Nepali:
    कर्याङ–कुरुङ सारस
  • Punjabi:
    ਕੂੰਜ
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Taxanomy

GRUIFORMES
GRUIDAE
Anthropoides virgo

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