Monday, February 16, 2015

Demoiselle and eurasian crane (karkara in Pashto)


Some images of demoiselle and eurasian crane's (karkara in pashto) in captivity. Crane keeping is a popular pastime in southern districts of pashtunkhwa. Crane hunting, unlike other bird hunts, requires live capture of the birds using an instrument known as a saowa. The saowa is catapulted towards the birds in low flight. Upon impact, it coils around the bird and brings it down. Pictures credits: Zafar Ali for study on Pakistan Wetlands Program.






 Source: khyber.org