The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird of the Gruidae gruiforme family.

Species

B. pavonina

Order

Gruiformes

Family

Gruidae

Danger of Extinction

Amenazada (vulnerable)

Features

Features:

Commonly inhabits the African savannah south of the Sahara, although usually nests in wetter habitats. It lives in swamps, where it feeds on large insects, frogs, toads, grains and vegetables.

Customs, food and habitat:

Customs, food and habitat:

Heavily fly with necks and legs and rests on some fallen trees. The couples dance to exhibit a strong claim jumps and two notes. Its large white wing patches on the gray plumage are visible in flight and display.

Curiosities