Tsuru is what this was written already here but they sure look like sandhill cranes to me. obviously it is a mating ritual.

Tsuru is what this was written already here but they sure look like sandhill cranes to me. obviously it is a mating ritual.

"The birds prance stiff legged around each other, alternately bowing and stretching with their wings half extended. They punctuate the dance by leaping high into the air with their legs dangling loosely beneath them. When excited they pick up small sticks or pieces of grass, toss them exuberantly into the air and then stab them on the way down."

"The birds prance stiff legged around each other, alternately bowing and stretching with their wings half extended. They punctuate the dance by leaping high into the air with their legs dangling loosely beneath them. When excited they pick up small sticks or pieces of grass, toss them exuberantly into the air and then stab them on the way down."

Grus canadensis / Grulla Canadiense / Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada / Kanadakranich

Grus canadensis / Grulla Canadiense / Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada / Kanadakranich

"Winter Dress: Crane Dance" by cara-mia-mon-cher ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring MANGO, New Look, HUGO, Giorgio Armani, Casetify and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"Winter Dress: Crane Dance" by cara-mia-mon-cher ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring MANGO, New Look, HUGO, Giorgio Armani, Casetify and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Aboriginal Crane Dance - birdlike movements - animal noises, chanting - body paint - chest and arm markings for emphasis, like wings

Aboriginal Crane Dance - birdlike movements - animal noises, chanting - body paint - chest and arm markings for emphasis, like wings

very elegant Japanese cranes - dances gracefully in the stunning snow-covered landscape in Japan

very elegant Japanese cranes - dances gracefully in the stunning snow-covered landscape in Japan

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