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Jul 27, 2017

Distinctive-looking cranes with black necks...

Photo: Chogo/Xinhua/Barcroft Images
Black-necked Cranes (Grus nigricollis) are seen (above) looking after their chick in the Qiangtang Nature Reserve in Tibet.   It breeds on the Tibetan Plateau and remote parts of Bhutan and India.   It is revered in Buddhist traditions and is culturally protected.   The Indian states of Kashmir and Jammu consider them to be their states birds.
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