Grulla de Cuello Negro, Lago Yamsbog Yumco, Tibet.
The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. They are distinctive among the cranes, with two breeding populations in the Arctic tundra of western and eastern Russia. The eastern populations migrate during winter to China while the western population winters in Iran and formerly, in India. Among the cranes, they make the longest distance migrations.
Black-necked crane at Napa lake in Shangri-la. Inhabiting on Tibetan Plateau, the mid-sized bird is the only highland avifauna found in China and an endangered species with a small population of estimated 4000. The bird lives and breeds in Tibet during summers, and find winter shelter in low altitude valleys in Yunnan and Guizhou. Napa Lake at Shangri-la is one of the most important winter habitat, where many come to observe the elegant creature. http://www.songtsam.com/
Black-necked cranes in Gangtey
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Black-necked cranes play in the Gahai Lake wetland
The Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It was once called also Kaffir Crane. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although in nests in somewhat wetter habitats. There are two subspecies: B. p. pavonina in the west and the more numerous B. p. ceciliae in east Africa.