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Blue Crane

(engl: Blue Crane)

Bird with two faces 

The extended tertials resembles the train of a dress which gives them an elegant look. The feathers on the side of the head can be raised during mating season and when tensed. This "second face" is reminiscent of a cobra.

Dancing connects 

Crane pairs live monogamously and stay together throughout their lives. The strong company of the pair is reinforced by the typical crane dances. These can last for hours and encourage other cranes to join. This way, up to 60 pairs can dance simultaneously.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Paradieskranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Paradieskranich
Wissenschaftl. Name Anthropoides paradisea
Ordnung Gruiformes
Familie Gruidae
Größe ca. 100 cm
Gewicht ca. 5 kg
Fortpflanzung 2 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 30 Tage
Verbreitung South Africa
Lebensraum dry areas, wetlands
Nahrung Seeds, plant parts, snails, Insects, small vertebrates
Bestand endangered
Lebensdauer ca. 30 Jahre