demoiselle crane


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demoiselle crane

n.
A small crane (Anthropoides virgo) of Asia, northern Africa, and Europe, having gray and black plumage, long black breast feathers, and white plumes at the side of the head.
Translations
grulla damiselazaida
neitokurki
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TWO demoiselle crane eggs have successfully hatched at Martin Mere.
One wonders whether his vibrantly colored portrait of a Demoiselle Crane, Toucan, and Tufted Crane, 1745, which depicts two birds in balletic, nearly identical postures, was a wry allusion to a mode of courtly behavior at Versailles, wherein elaborately coiffed courtiers performed an endless dance of solicitous display for the king.
In peak season thousands of winged visitors, especially the elegant demoiselle crane, also known as kunch and kurja in local parlance, arrive in droves.