Abstract The Common Crane Grus grus was once a common breeding species in Britain but had become extinct across much of western Europe by the 16th century. The European population underwent a recovery in the mid-20th century, and the species recolonised many areas in the west of its former range, including Britain. The first successful, modern-day breeding in England occurred in 198


Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now