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Village Kheechan, near Jodhpur, is a natural sanctuary for the bird called Kurjan, Karkara and Kunch in this region. This bird belongs to South West Europe, Black Sea region, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North and South Africa and Mongolia. It is Demoiselle Crane. It migrates to India to avoid severe cold climatic conditions prevailing in its region during October to March and returns as the summer approaches. It is not a native of India but it gets pregnant here to deliver in its native place.

Lakhs of these birds visit India but about four to six thousand come to Kheechan. The bird weighs 4 to 6 kg with a height of about three feet. It has peculiar features (but an attractive appearance).

While flying it make a lot of noise which sounds like 'kur-kur'. This is the reason why it is called Kurjan. It flies long distances at a stretch at a speed of 40 to 60 km/hour. In some of the Rajasthani folk sung by ladies, the bird is implored to find out their husbands and bring them home.