Grey-crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

This unmistakeable bird is the least vulnerable of our cranes, and can be easily separated from blue and wattled by its long, golden-coloured crown feathers.

In March 2010 Eileen and I took a trip to Ficklands Pan near the town of Wakkerstroom. Just before the turn off to the pan we recorded our first crane species for southern Africa; a beautiful, grey-crowned crane.


Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga, South Africa / 26 November 2011 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Crested or Grey-crowned Crane / Vernon Crookes Game Reserve, South Africa / 04 April 2012 Grey-crowned Crane / Castleburn, Underberg, KZN, South Africa / 18 April 2015 Grey-crowned Crane / Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga, South Africa / 26 November 2011 Grey-crowned Crane / Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga, South Africa / 26 November 2011 Grey-crowned Crane / Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga, South Africa / 26 November 2011
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