Tawang celebrates the arrival of sacred Black Neck Cranes

The residents of Arunachal Pradesh’s border district of Tawang celebrate the arrival of sacred black-necked cranes to their winter grounds in their district. As many as seven sacred black-necked cranes have been staying safely at Zemithang village in Tawang district.

Earlier, this month three black-necked cranes had stayed at this wintering ground for nearly a couple of weeks, later three cranes landed, and now the number has increased to seven. As per locals, this year the number of these rare visitors may increase higher than in previous years.

The black-necked crane is a resident of Inner Asia the regions of Xinjiang, Tibet as well the Chinese Proper provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. It also occurs in Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as well as a few sites in Bhutan.

The Black-necked Crane is found in Asia and breeds on the Tibetan Plateau and remote parts of India and Bhutan.

Revered in Buddhist traditions, the union territory of Ladakh has designated it as the state bird.