tall; grey; red on face and head; large bill (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Grus rubicunda

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: a large crane that is quite reminescent in appearance and behavior to North America's Sandhill Crane; no sexual dimorphism.

note the reddish wattle on the throat area (Australia; 2006-06-20)

juvenile; browner especially on head and neck (Australia; 2006-06-20)

juvenile following an adult (Australia; 2006-06-20)

feeding together (Australia; 2006-06-20)