Cuba Boosts Protection of its Largest birds
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- Isla de la Juventud
- Science and Technology
- 12 / 20 / 2008
The danger of extinction of the Cuban crane (Grus canadiensis nesiotes) also has habitats in the western provinces of Pinar del Rio and Matanzas, Ciego de Avila and in Sancti Spiritus (the central region) and Camaguey in the east, biologist Patricio Rodriguez told Prensa Latina.
According to official figures, there are about 700 specimens in Cuba. It is a large bird that measures, when an adult, about 1.30 meters and feeds on insects, frogs, worms, mice and seeds.
Counting will continue until tomorrow and is one of the actions of the 4th National Festival of the Cuban Crane begun last December15 in this municipality.