African Crowned Crane
Biological Name- Balearica Regulorum
Another beautiful creation of Mother Nature, African crowned crane is close relative of black crowned crane but is different when compared genetically. They weight up to 3.5kg with a wingspan that grows up to 6.5Ft. A full grown African crowned crane is about 3.3 Ft tall.
This is the national bird of Uganda and printed on their flag. Their natural habitat is marshes, grassy flatlands near lakes of Uganda and Kenya. Generally found in a group of 3-150 and both sexes love to dance.
Their diet includes small fish, frog, plants, snakes etc. Their existence is in danger due to drainage, pesticide and over grazing. The total estimated population is in between 50000 to 70000 and in 2012 marked as endangered species. Enjoy the pictures from Bali bird park.