Blue Crane

About the Blue Crane
Also known as: Paradise Crane, Stanley Crane

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.

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