A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
The American blue heron (Ardea herodias).
To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.
to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
a long legged, long necked, long billed wading bird, of the family Gruidae
a type of bird that originates from the Gruidae family of birds
An adaptation of the flapping bird, made by narrowing the head and tail
One leg stance (like the bird's).
Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances".