Grey Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Size: 100 cms tall
Habitat: Grassland, dry bush, semi-desert
Feeding: Large insects and small reptiles, roots and tubers

The Grey Crowned Crane is the national symbol of Uganda and is featured on their flag.

It is a very striking bird with a grey body and white patches on the wings. It has a beautiful crown of spiky golden feathers, a black crown and red wattles.

These photos were taken in the Amboseli and Masai Mara National Parks, Kenya.







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