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Sarus Cranes at Bromfield Swamp

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Uploaded on Apr 2, 2011

While I was in the Atherton Tablelands, I popped to Bromfield Swamp for Sarus Cranes. Lucky I did, as we saw no others while we were there. Apparently, it was a late start to the season.Sarus Cranes are winter migrants from Asia and were only discovered in Australia in the '60s. They seem to have expanded their range since - either that or birders have become more aware of them. It wouldn't be a surprise, since they are quite similar to Brolgas.The main features that tell them apart can all be seen in this video. They are distinctly larger and paler. The red extends way down the back of the neck and throat, though this isn't always obvious until they extend their necks. The contrast between the white primary feathers and grey back is really obvious though and should be visible at great distance. Other features include the pink legs and - if you have a Brolga nearby - they are about 10% larger. Bromfield Swamp is located just south of Malanda. It's about a ten minute drive. Head out of Malanda to the west and turn left up Malanda Upper Barron Road. You can't miss the crater - the road runs along the eastern and northern edge. If you reach the dirt road, you've gone too far. You can park in a layby opposite Stonehouse Road where there is a concrete viewing are and sign board. For more information and a map, see http://qld.tnq-birding.wildiaries.com...

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