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Demoiselle crane was witnessed in Gandoman wetland

Shahr-e-Kord, General Director of environment protection of Chaharmahal Bakhtiary province reported witnessing 2 rare Demoiselle cranes in the Gandoman international wetland located in Boroujen for the first time.

Witnessing this type of protected species in Gandoman wetland during summer implies the appropriate conditions and the importance of this international ecosystem, said Shahram Ahmadi to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

He added that habitation of birds during the summer in the wetlands of the province has been increased. Currently, more than 30 thousand aquatic birds, including Grebes, Coots, Herons, Storks, Egretta, and Ducks are spending their aestivation period.

With 95 centimeters length and a long white forelock stretched from eyes and hanging from napes and a very small beak, Demoiselle crane can be easily distinguished from other types of cranes.

Generally, Demoiselle cranes have pearl wings and black head, neck and chest leading to a bunch of hanging black feathers. Its primary ailerons are also black and have very long secondary ailerons which are hanging by the tails. Demoiselle crane's tail is sparser than other cranes.

Gandoman international wetland covers an area of 1070 hectares and is located near Choghakhour international wetland which is 60 kilometers away from Shahrekord, the capital city of Chaharmahal Bakhtiary province.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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