Definition of sarus crane in English:

sarus crane

Syllabification: sa·rus crane
Pronunciation: /ˈsärəs ˌkrān


  • A large, red-headed crane found from India to the Philippines.
    • Grus antigone, family Gruidae
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    • 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.
    • 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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