Common Crane

Grus grus

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Cranes (Gruidae)

Code 4

CCRA

Code 6

GRUGRU

ITIS

HEAD

Common Crane Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Red to reddish brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Bare red skin.
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Crane Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 112-130 cm (44-51 in)
  • Weight: 5487 g (193.6 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Crane Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Straight flight with deep even wing beats, slow downstroke, and quick upstroke., Flies in V formation during migration.
  • Wingspan Range: 201-231 cm (79-91 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X