Common Crane is Armenia’s Bird of the Year


From BirdLife:

Common Crane is Armenia‘s Bird of the Year

Common Crane Grus grus has been chosen as the Bird of the Year, following the result of a poll conducted by ASPB (BirdLife in Armenia) and LOLO, a famous children’s journal. Common Crane is a very rare bird in Armenia, breeding only in the southern and south-western provinces and its population is in a critical condition.

Common crane migration in the Netherlands: here.

April 2010. The sight of a Common crane over RSPB Loch of Kinnordy nature reserve in spring has become an annual event but staff have been left stunned by the arrival of four of these beautiful birds, almost a month earlier than expected: here.

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