- Ardea cinerea
- Egrets & Other Waders
The Grey Crowned-Crane is a non-migratory species of crane found in parts of Africa. They reside in eastern Africa down into South Africa.
Grey Crowned-Cranes are named for their predominately dark grey body plumage, and for the elaborate crown of stiff golden feathers on their heads.
Grey Crowned-Cranes are omnivorous, feeding on snakes, fish, frogs, seeds, grains, and other food items. Along with the Black Crowned-Crane, this species has an elongated rear toe which allows it to roost in trees. They are the only cranes with this ability.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2015|
|Scientific Name||Balearica regulorum|
|Birdorable Family||Rails, Cranes & Friends|
(as of 4 January 2017)
39 to 43 inches
71 to 79 inches
|Range||Central Africa East Africa South Africa|