Grey Crowned Crane

grey crowned crane

The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is the bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa South of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. The Grey Crowned Crane is about 1 m tall and weighs 3.5 kg. Its body plumage is mainly grey. the wings are also predominantly white, but contain feathers with a range of colours. The head has a crown of stiff golden feathers. The side of the face are white, and there is a bright red inflatable throat pouch. The bill is relatively short and grey, and the legs are black. Like all cranes, it feeds on insects, reptiles and small mammals. The Grey Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda and features in the country’s flag and coat of arm. (From Wikipedia)


~ by alaminabdullah on October 27, 2009.

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