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The crane (Grus grus) in Extremadura

Cranes (Grus grus)

Every winter, about 75.000 cranes goes to Extremadura. This region is nowadays the main winter habitat for the european crane. Cranes cover in three weeks 3.000 kilometers from their nesting habitats in the North of Europe. Photo: Francisco Montero (CC BY-ND 2.0) The crane has the same size as the common stork. Feathers are cinder […]

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Great Bustard – The queen of plains

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

It is the european heaviest bird and the biggest flying bird. Some of the biggest males weighing up to 20kg. Extremadura holds about 25% of the spanish great bustard population, that is about the 15% of Earth population. Photo: Great Bustard. Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) lives in plains and […]

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