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Grey Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Description:

The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. This animal does not migrate. The Grey Crowned Crane has a breeding display involving dancing, bowing, and jumping. It has a booming call which involves inflation of the red gular sac. It also makes a honking sound quite different from the trumpeting of other crane species.

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CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012

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