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Cranes About Apparently

Post by Miles » December 14th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Pretty sure I've seen one in flight and a fellow boater claimed he saw a pair but did you know?
They stand at four foot/120cm, have a wingspan of eight foot/245cm, can fly at 45mph and fly at altitudes of up to 10,000 metres.
And if that didn't surprise you......
Cranes live in wetlands or grassland habitats and can live for up to 50 years in the wild. The oldest known crane lived for 83 years in captivity
Pretty interesting stuff and there's an article in the EDP

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Re: Cranes About Apparently

Post by Miles » December 15th, 2018, 5:42 pm

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Re: Cranes About Apparently

Post by Yelvington » January 25th, 2019, 12:01 pm

83 years?! I had no idea birds could live that long. They really are descendants of the dinosaurs. haha

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