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East African Crowned Crane

About the East African Crowned Crane

In the wild, East Adrican Crowned Crane’s live in flocks of 30-150 birds. One of two subspecies of Balearica regulorum, they can be visually distinguished by a larger area of red skin above the white cheeks. They are the only species of crane that perches in trees.

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During breeding season, they display behaviour involving dancing, bowing, and jumping, they also make a honking noise.