Grey crowned crane
Grey crowned crane Balearica regulorum gibbericeps
omnivorous (grass, grains, insects, small vertebrates...)
savannah, wetlands, marshes
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 evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW