Red-crowned Crane (6) (Endangered)
female, winter plummage, outside normal plummage
This red-crowned crane arrived in Taiwan just a week ago. After 3 trips, I finally took photos of this lost crane in Northern coast of Taiwan, at least 1000 kilometers away from their winter range. This is a second crane reside in Taiwan (other is a Siberian Crane). This crane takes roots in the water and sometimes fish, staying in the same general area for a week but also flying around after feeding.
Dec 5 2015