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Gruidae - Cranes

There are 15 bird species in this family. They are large birds with long necks; long legs; and large, straight bills. They are similar in appearance to herons and egrets, but unlike those species, they fly with their necks stretched straight out instead of tucked in.



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Gruiformes
 Family: Gruidae