Sunday, 21 June 2009

New Hobby 2: Finding Sarus Cranes

Brolgas near Kaban, FNQ

The sarus crane (Grus antigone) is the other species of crane that occurs in Australia. Sarus cranes make regular appearances on the Tablelands, often in mixed flocks with brolgas (G. rubicunda). Following a tip, I headed off this afternoon to see whether any were hanging around with brolgas in the maize fields near Kaban.

Plenty of brolgas but no sarus cranes. Still, it's early days yet.


Tyto Tony said...

Have faith, they'll turn up on the Tablelands. But not down near Tyto.

Snail said...

I've got plenty of time!

When I'm settled in, I'll wander down the Bruce Hwy and say g'day.