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2012-06-14
The Birds in Sweden – A new publication.


 

This new book produced by the Swedish Ornithological Society (SOS – BirdLife Partner) provides information on the 251 bird species breeding in Sweden, including population estimates at national and regional scales.

It is the first time that bird population estimations for each of the 21 Swedish counties and 29 provinces have been published.

At the end of each page, you will find a summary in English outlining the main information on different bird species and data on distribution, breeding habitat and population changes in the last 10 and 30 years.

Also for the first time, you will see high-resolution maps showing the relative density of most species breeding in the country.

This book will surely be of interest to ornithologists and conservation professionals as it provides new information, but also to the general public who can learn more about the most famous and discover new, less famous, Swedish birds.

You can order the book Fåglarna i Sverige – antal och förekomst (Ottosson & Ottvall)

Common Crane

The Common Crane - Grus grus - also known as the Eurasian Crane, a large, stately bird. It is a medium-sized crane found in Europe and Asia. It is a long distance migrant wintering in north, southern Europe, and southern Asia.

Description

It is grey with a white facial streak and a bunch of black wing plumes. Adults have a red crown patch.

Call

It has a loud trumpeting call, given in flight and display.

Food

It is omnivorous, eating leaves, roots, insects, small birds and mammals.

Breeding

Breeds in large areas of marsh and bog. On ground or in shallow water, usually on low mound or ridge. Nest is re-used in successive years. Constructed of a large pile of available vegetation with shallow cup in the top. Two eggs, variable in colour - from buff to olive to red-brown (sometimes blue-grey) with dark brown or red-brown blotches, laid in April to June. Incubation takes 28-31 days. Young fledge after 65-70 days. 1 brood per year.

Conservation Status – Least Concern

The overall population trend is uncertain, as some populations are decreasing, while others are increasing, stable or have unknown trends.

Birdwatching

Ask Aves Birding Tours to create a tour for you to see the birds of Sweden.

     


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