Grus, by L. Reichenbach, in Avium systema naturale. Das natürliche System der Vögel (Dresden and Leipzig: Expedition der vollständigsten Naturgeschichte, 1849), pl. 21. All subsequent illustrations refer to this plate. Gruidae as a family name for Cranes was first used by Nicholas Aylward Vigors in a paper read to the Linnean Society of London, 3 … Read more Cranes