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Common Crane

Martin Hughes-Games presents the common crane. Common cranes were extinct in the UK in the 17th century.

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Martin Hughes-Games presents the Common Crane. Common Cranes were extinct in the UK in the 17th century. Now, they are being re-introduced to the Somerset Levels and Moors. The aim is to release a hundred birds into the wild over five years and establish a strong population.

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Mon 1 Oct 2018 05:58

Common Crane (Grus grus)

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