family Gruidae


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Noun1.family Gruidae - cranesfamily Gruidae - cranes          
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
crane - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
genus Grus, Grus - type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
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In this chapter, the author returns the reader's attention to Family Gruidae with a brief account of the appearance, distribution, seasonal movements, habitat, food habits, behavior, reproduction, and status of each of the world's 15 crane species.
limicola Vieillot, Virginia I R rail Family Gruidae (cranes) Grus canadensis (Linnaeus), I O sandhill crane G.