- Passerina caerulea
- Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
The Blue Crane is a smallish species of crane found in South Africa. The species is also known as the Stanley Crane or the Paradise Crane. The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa.
The Blue Crane has an overall blueish-gray plumage with a white feathered head and dark grey or black primary feathers.
Like other crane species, the Blue Crane is omnivorous. They feed near wetlands and find prey items as well as forage for plant material. They regularly feed on insects.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 23 March 2015|
|Scientific Name||Anthropoides paradiseus|
|Birdorable Family||Rails, Cranes & Friends|
(as of 21 November 2016)
39 to 47 inches
71 to 79 inches
127 to 219 ounces