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(engl: Grey Crowned Crane)

One heart and two crowns

The eye-catching feather headdress gave this elegant bird species their name. Crowned cranes are social birds that live in solid partnerships and care for clutches and offspring. They are the only cranes that not only build their nests on the ground, but also nest on bushes and low trees.


Crowned cranes have a special hunting method: they stomp with their feet as hard as possible to the ground. This startles insects and they’re caught from the air.

Östlicher Kronenkranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Östlicher Kronenkranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Östlicher Kronenkranich
Wissenschaftl. Name Balearica regulorum gibbericeps
Ordnung Gruiformes
Familie Gruidae
Größe bis 100 cm
Gewicht bis 3,5 kg
Fortpflanzung Brutdauer ca. 30 Tage
Verbreitung East Africa
Lebensraum savannah, swamp areas , offene Graslandschaften in Wassernähe
Nahrung Insects, Grasses, Fish, frogs
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 35 Jahre