East African Crowned Crane Pose
Photograph - Digital Photograph
This bird gets its name from the distinctive golden "crown" of feathers on its head. It lives in open areas and grasslands, where it feeds on grass seeds, insects, frogs and lizards. Crowned cranes usually mate for life. Both the male and female cooperate in building the nest, and in defending the eggs and the chicks. Crowned crane parents often pretend to be injured to lure predators away from their nestlings.
June 17th, 2012
Viewed 447 Times - Last Visitor from New York, NY on 05/05/2015 at 6:45 AM