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A large red-headed crane found from India to the Philippines.
- ‘There are motorcycles, the odd tractor, some hand-pumps, a flock of the most serene sarus cranes by the side of a pond.’
- ‘The emus are four months old and the sarus crane is six months old.’
- ‘Some species pair for life, the most celebrated example being the tall stately sarus crane, which graces the green fields of North India.’
- ‘Once in a while, while driving trough the rural areas of Northern India, one might come across to a memorable sight; a Sarus Crane, the tallest flying bird in the world.’
- ‘Favoured by brolgas, sarus cranes and black-necked storks, its lagoons were created from excess irrigation water.’
Mid 19th century: sarus from Sanskrit sārasa.
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