Siberian Crane at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

Siberian Crane at Keoladeo National Park are easy to spot - as also known as Snow Crane - both genders are distinctive - nearly snowy white, except black wing tips which are clearly seen when they are in flight - their fore-crown, face and side of head is brick red, so is their their serrated bill and they have pink legs.

Siberian Cranes are highly territorial found in small flocks and they feed almost through the day. Their heads are entirely underwater when they feed on submerged plants. They are omnivores and feed on a range of plants their roots, seeds plus prefer earthworms, fish, lemmings or voles. Studies have found that Siberian Cranes prefer animal food only when vegetation is covered by snow.

All Siberian Cranes make the long distance migration - unfortunately their numbers are drastically declining primarily due to hunting and habitat degradation - thus are a rare sight at Keoladeo National Park. 

Keoladeo National Park near Agra, located in Rajasthan, India is a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Keoladeo National Park?

Tag : Keoladeo National Park | Content: | Image: Bernard Dupont | Update: 14-Mar-2021