Dance of the Demoiselle Crane

 

 

In a dusty, nondescript village in west Rajasthan- an Indian state with an extraordinary respect for flora and fauna-villagers have established a ¬†tradition of feeding migratory birds who fly here all the way from Mongolia and China. These birds- the Demoiselle Cranes, descend on this village in thousands every morning to feed. The village- Khichan- is now on the world map and known as the Demoiselle Crane village. The villagers revere the birds and call them ‘Khujar’ feeding them tons of bird-feed every year.

 

The Migratory Demoiselle Cranes Gather to feed at Khichan Village, Rajasthan. (sanjay austa      sanjayausta@gmail.)

 

The Migratory Demoiselle Cranes Gather to feed at Khichan Village, Rajasthan. (sanjay austa      sanjayausta@gmail.)

2 Responses to “Dance of the Demoiselle Crane”

  1. Puru says:

    Some photographs can safely be termed epic. The first one in this post is one such. Great job !

  2. sanjay austa says:

    Gee thanks Puru. You’re too kind.

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