Sarus Crane Portrait- Tallest Flying bird.
The Sarus crane has been classified as vulnerable to extinction.
Rampant urbanization is destroying their habitat. The nesting area (featured image) has already been destroyed and we now have tall buildings and a road there.
In the past, hunting reduced their population considerably.
Also, these birds are severely affected by climate change because unseasonal and heavy rains in the nesting time can cause flooding of its ”ground” nest and in case the rains fail, drought affects the availability of food.
As they are rarely in large flocks, there is no safety in numbers.
Sad isn’t it?