Grey crowned crane

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Grey crowned crane
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae
Genus: Balearica
Binomial name
Balearica regulorum
Eggs of the grey crowned crane

The grey crowned crane or East African crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) is a waterfowl species which lives in wetter areas of eastern and southern Africa. They grow up to 3.5 feet and weigh over 8 pounds. The East African crowned crane can live up to 25 years in captivity. They eat a variety of grasses, seeds, insects, and other small animals.

References[change | change source]

  1. IUCN Red List, retrieved 03-12-2009