Grey Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Weight:7.5–8 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Eastern and southern Africa
Habitat:Wetlands and grasslands
Wild Diet: Grasses, seeds, insects, small vertebrates, and cultivated grains.
Zoo Diet:Mazuri Crane Maintenance, corn, mighty mealworms
Status in the Wild:Endangered
Location:Habitat Africa! The Savannah

The grey crowned crane can be identified by its grey body plumage, white wings, golden feather crown on the head, and red gular sac, or inflatable throat pouch, under the chin. It is a tall bird with large wingspan. Males are slightly larger than females.