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Jun 23, 2024 20:32:23   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Red Wing, MN
 
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


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Jun 23, 2024 21:20:59   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Excellent set of a unique bird, Jim!

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Jun 23, 2024 22:10:25   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Different!

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Jun 24, 2024 01:43:19   #
SX2002 Loc: Adelaide, South Australia
 
Beautiful shots Jim...a new one for me...

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Jun 24, 2024 02:29:36   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Jun 24, 2024 05:37:26   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


Great set!!!! jd

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Jun 24, 2024 05:57:13   #
tcthome Loc: NJ
 
Funky looking bird. Nice captures of it.

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Jun 24, 2024 11:08:07   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I don't know that I've ever seen one of those. Nice set.

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Jun 24, 2024 11:28:24   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great set, Jim.

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Jun 24, 2024 11:57:45   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


what a beauty, jd...love your awesome shots of them!

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Jun 24, 2024 16:59:44   #
peterjoseph
 
A very nice set.

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Jun 25, 2024 11:49:51   #
prcb1949 Loc: Ex Zimbabwe - Now UK
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


Great shots - I had a pair used to pitch up every year and spend a few months before moving on Sadly one of the pair was killed - never found out how. The other one came once more then never saw it again. By the way that was in South East Zimbabwe.

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Jun 25, 2024 12:18:52   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Wattled Cranes are the tallest of the African Cranes, standing 5 ft tall. Unfortunately their population is est to be under 10,000. They are the most wetland-dependent of any African cranes. They are primarily located n Zambia.


Great set, Jim! Love the close up shot!

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Jun 26, 2024 09:46:23   #
DL Loc: St. Petersburg, Fl and Island Park, Idaho
 
Very nice. I have never seen one of those. Thank you for sharing.

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Jun 27, 2024 15:18:13   #
topcat Loc: Alameda, CA
 
Very nice

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