Central Guizhou Series | Episode 8: Morning calls of cranes

Caohai Lake, a small mountain lake in southwest China's Guizhou Province, becomes an ideal winter home for black-necked cranes with its equable climate and abundant food. These cranes are most active at dawn. Having refreshed from the arduous voyage to the wintering land, they expect four months of time free from the burden of procreation. Besides them, common cranes, bar-headed geese and egrets have all staked their claims. When the morning comes, the crane flocks take off toward the rising sun leading by a head black-necked crane. Check out this episode and enjoy the magnificent view of nature!  

About 'Journeys in Nature': Central Guizhou Series

Guizhou is the only province in China that does not have a plain. As a mountainous province, the forest coverage rate was over 62 percent by 2022. Its karst landforms, dense vegetation and abundant rivers have provided ideal habitats for countless wildlife species. The undulating waves of birds form their special community, the varied landforms offer the François' langurs many options for a place to call home, and the black-necked cranes traverse towering mountain ridges to their winter home in Guizhou. Enjoy our new series!

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 1: Cycle of seasons

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 2: Nocturnal rovers

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 3: Waters on Danxia

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 4: Mountains' bounty

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 5: Valley denizens

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 6: Fertile hinterland

Central Guizhou Series | Episode 7: Grass sea in Weining

(Video by CGTN Nature; cover image a screenshot)

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