Wattled Crane

Bugeranus carunculatus

Size: 175 cms tall
Habitat: Shallow wetlands
Feeding: Tubers and rhizomes, aquatic insects and amphibians

The Wattled Crane is the largest crane in Africa.

The back and wings are grey. It has a dark grey crown on a white head and neck. However, the most striking feature are the red feathered wattles which hang down from the throat.

This photo was taken at the Lebala Concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.













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