The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. Although they are the national bird of Uganda and depicted on the flag, I didn’t see one in the wild until South Luangwa NP in Zambia.
They have a huge range throughout most of central and southern Africa so odds are good you will see one while on safari. I took the photos above at South Luangwa NP in Zambia. They are the national bird of Uganda and many people also see them in Tanzania.
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Not only are they beautiful and elegant, they can also bust some moves!
Match-making for cranes, love is in the air!