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Blue Crane

Grus paradisea (Lichtenstein, AAH, 1793)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Lynette Rudman 2019-10-05 Aberdeen Plain, Western District, Eastern Cape, Uitenhage (South Africa) (460 m) call, female, male -

A pair of blue cranes were foraging and calling in the dry, arid southern Karoo in spring. I have shortened the intervals between the calls in this recording. This soundclip is from my video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhDD_VAL1To&feature=youtu.be

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

501709
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Charles Hesse 23-07-2010 De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape (South Africa) (100 m) Calls (A) - Sheep present 62556
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Frank Lambert 2019-11-04 Wakkerstroom "Lark Loop", Pixley Ka Seme Local Municipality, Eastvaal District Council, Mpumalanga, Wakkerstroom (South Africa) (1900 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

517619
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Peter Boesman 2014-10-25 Memel area, Free State, Free State (South Africa) call -

Single bird flying over

280338
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Lynette Rudman 2017-09-24 Aberdeen Plain, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) call, female, male -

A pair seen calling in the southern Karoo in early Spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

387461
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Faansie Peacock 2017-06-15 Kolskoot Farm, Morreesburg, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (100 m) call -

Three birds in a ploughed wheat field. My son is commenting also.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

377642
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Niall Perrins 2021-03-10 Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (near Venera), Nkangala, Mpumalanga, Mkobola (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Adult with two youngsters

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

628105
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Lynette Rudman 2014-10-18 Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) flight call -

Two pairs of Blue cranes calling while in flight.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

200801
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Lynette Rudman 2018-11-04 Aberdeen Plain, Western District, Eastern Cape, Uitenhage (South Africa) (480 m) flight call -

A pair of Blue Cranes calling briefly while flying overhead in spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

441442
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Frank Lambert 2019-10-21 Stompneus Bay Rd, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Vredenburg (South Africa) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

515418
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Pamela C. Rasmussen 21 Dec 2010 South Africa: West Coast National Park, Geelbek (-33.193, 18.124) , South Africa (South Africa) (2 m) calls - quality: good 12203
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Andre Marais 2017-02-28 Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (10 m) call -

No modifications to recording. Two birds standing in open grassland. Birds not visible during recording.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

357180
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Rory Nefdt 2013-06-13 Bredasdorp (near Napier), Overberg DC, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (170 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

146268
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Dawie de Swardt 2021-10-02 Kalkbult stream, Jagersfontein rd, Bloemfontein s, Free State, Edenburg (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

677973
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Frank Lambert 2019-10-21 Stompneus Bay Rd, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Vredenburg (South Africa) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

515419
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Alan Collett 2016-03-06 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (750 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

305935
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Derek Solomon 2020-10-15 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) flight call -

Birds flying from farm dam at dawn to open grassland to feed. Lots of sheep calling during recording.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

599729
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Tony Archer 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, flight call -

Flock flying overhead

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

599101
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Tony Archer 2020-12-24 City of Matlosana (near Hauptsrus), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1500 m) adult, flight call -

Flock of four birds flying overhead. There is a large, shallow pan nearby.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

610695
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Tony Archer 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

Single bird calling near river.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

599100
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Dawie de Swardt 2020-02-09 Leewrand, on Jagersfontein rd, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

526217
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Derek Solomon 2020-10-19 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

Lots of sheep in background.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

602589
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Tony Archer 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, female, flight call, male -

Large flock leaving their roosting place early in the morning. Flying overhead and away.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598038
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Blue Crane - Grus paradisea Peter Boesman 2017-09-29 Bontebok National Park, Swellendam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call -

Calls of two birds in flight.

392517
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