Thousands of Eurasian Cranes at Der–Chantecoq lake.

Thousands of Eurasian Cranes at Der–Chantecoq lake.
Species: Common Crane   Grus grus
Author: Gerard Rolin
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Added to IBC: 24 Mar 2015 - 06:37
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Altitude (m): 
133 meters


Over 206,000 birds were counted at Der–Chantecoq lake. This is the highest count recorded here so far and probably represents about half of the global population of the species.

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Gerard Rolin, IBC1230056. Accessible at

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Gerard Rolin, IBC1230056. Video of Common Crane Grus grus at Lac du Der-Chantecoq, France. Accessible at

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