City of Wild: Common cranes fly over wetland in Beijing
Common crane is a medium-sized species with gray feathers, a bare red crown and a white streak on its upper back. In Beijing's Yanqing District, you can see flocks of common cranes flying over the sky. Beijing, with varied habitats including grassy plain areas, wetlands and parks, is an attractive place for birds. Every year, millions of migratory birds fly over or land in Beijing, including common cranes.
Common crane is omnivorous. They mainly eat plants, but also eat insects such as dragonflies and snails. They are highly sociable and are often seen in flocks.
Here are some photos of common cranes taken in Yanqing District, Beijing.
(All photos are taken by Huang Feihong)
About 'City of Wild'
Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans, it also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you are probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.