More on Demoiselle Crane in San Joaquin County
The Demoiselle Crane was refound this morning at at 9:30 AM along
Woodbridge Road, just east of the pink house.
From the north take the Peltier Road exit off of I-5, go left under the
freeway, and turn right on Thornton Rd. Then turn right on Woodbridge
Road and go under I-5.
From the south take Highway 12 east and turn left on Thorton Road. Then
turn left on Woodbridge Road and go under I-5.
I've just checked the Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 3
(Hoatzin to Auks), page 3, and this is what I found:
Distribution Central Eurasia, from the Black Sea east to Mongolia and
Northeastern China. Winters in Indian Subcontinent and sub-Saharan
Africa from Chad to Ethiopia. Small disjunct breeding population in
Turkey and in Atlas Mountains, Northwestern Africa.
Movements Migratory with possible exception of a small populations in
turkey; in past , species wintered in Mugan Steppe, Southeastern
Azerbaijan. Birds from Western Eurasian winter in Eastern sub-Saharan
Africa. Birds from Central Asia, Mongolia and China winter in Indian
Subcontinent. Small population of Atlas Plateau may move to Chad in
Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA, Alameda County
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