GREY-CROWNED CRANE
(Balearica Regulorum)
Greater Scaup         Greylag Goose


 - Slimbridge
The Grey-Crowned Crane found in the Lesser Flamingo Zone at SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South Africa
Breeding Habitat - South Africa
South and East Africa.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
1000mm (39") tall.

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black head, a Grey bill, White cheeks with Red, a Red patch at the back of the head, a crest of Golden feathers, and a Red gular pouch hanging from the throat. The plumage is mainly Grey with White and Gold wings. The legs and feet are Dark Grey.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male except slightly smaller.

Habitat
Savannah South of the Sahara, Wetlands, Marshes, Grassy Flatlands and Rivers.

Diet
Plants, Seeds, Grain, Insects, Frogs, Worms, Snakes, Small Fish and Eggs.

Breeding Time
December to February.

Nest
The nest is built on a platform of grass and plants in wetland vegetation.

Eggs
Quantity: 2 to 3.
Colour: Dirty White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L
Gadwall (Anas Strepera)
Garganey (Anas Querquedula)
Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
Hardhead (Aythya Australis)
Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)
James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)
Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)
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GREY-CROWNED CRANE
Greater Scaup         Greylag Goose
Grey-Crowned Crane
©Nigel Key Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge August 2010)

The Grey-Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda and features on the country's flag.

They spend all day looking for food and they spend the night sleeping and resting in trees.

The Grey-Crowned Crane is threatened by loss of habitat due to drainage, over grazing and use of pesticides. It is currently classed as Endangered.
   Hear the Grey-Crowned Crane's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge April 2013) Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge April 2013) Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge April 2013)
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Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge August 2010) Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge August 2010) Grey-Crowned Crane (Slimbridge April 2013)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Black-Crowned Crane - www.slim-bridge.co.uk