Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

Like all cranes they migrate and congregate in large groups during the winter.

When breeding they frequent low-lying marshes and along rivers, however in winter they favour wheat and paddy fields; also stubble fields and sandy river beds.

Nesting: They usually construct a simple nest in the ground, near water, where they lay their two eggs, which are green/grey with brown blotches. They incubate for about 25 days with the female undertaking most of the sitting whilst the male stands guard.

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