South Central Africa
plant – small invertebrates
Along rivers and streams
spawn: 2-4 – Incubation: 28-36 days
The Black Crowned Crane is a pretty wading bird characterized by the soft, golden feathers on the back of its head that rise diverging. The Crowned Crane lives in small groups of 2-3 or in flocks of 50 to even 100 birds. There are no destinctions between males and females.
It nests in swamps, along sandy banks close to the water, and lays 2 eggs at a time in a nest made with canes and reeds.
Characteristic in the dance and jumps that this bird performs when it is excited or when it is close to wedding time.