Grey Crowned Crane
Balearica regulorum
(L 43-44" WS 77" Wt 7.7 lbs)
Masai Mara
24Oct2014
Non-migratory...in dry
savannahs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
National bird of Uganda
IUCN WATCH
LIST STATUS IS
ENDANGERED
Is threatened by habitat loss
due to drainage, overgrazing
and pesticide pollution.
The Vietnamese believe cranes cart
our souls up to heaven on their wings.
    (Mitchell Burgess)