Grey crowned crane

Grey crowned crane Balearica regulorum gibbericeps

ClassAves
OrderGruiformes
FamilyGruidae
Size1m
Weight3-4kg
Incubation30 days
Eggs2–4
Life-span25 years
Diet
omnivorous (grass, grains, insects, small vertebrates...)

Habitat
savannah, wetlands, marshes

Range
eastern and South Africa


Both male and female grey-crowned cranes build the nests. As with other cranes, these are generally on or very close to water and consist of a round platform made of plants.
 
This species is endangered due to the trade in live birds as well as the destruction of its habitat.

 




Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)

  • Not evaluated
    NE
  • Data deficient
    DD
  • Least concern
    LC
  • Near threatened
    NT
  • Vulnerable
    VU
  • Endangered
    EN
  •  Critically endangered
    CR
  • Extinct in the wild
    EW
  • Extinct
    EX

In the zoo