The Wattled Crane is a large species of crane found in Africa. In fact, at up to five feet nine inches tall, it is the largest crane species in Africa.
Wattled Cranes have grey body plumage, white necks, and prominent white wattles hanging below the upper throat. Males and females look alike, though males are larger. Wattled Cranes are dependent on wetlands. They are resident birds in their range, across central parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
The Wattled Crane is considered Vulnerable to Extinction, with a decreasing population trend as of March 2015. Loss of habitat is a major threat, as is illegal poaching and secondary poisoning.