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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In 2017, two Nilgai's died in the zoo, which is a slightly better statistic than in 2016, when 17 animals died including a zebra, hog deer, ostrich male, zebra foal, ostrich female, wolf, lion cub male, lion cub female, flamingo male, crane male, two common peafowl male, ring-necked pheasant female, and a demoiselle crane.
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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.