The Crowned Crane

27 January 2011

By Maripet Koipa, Scout - Chada Katavi

This is a very tall bird with long legs, and can be found in short grass areas, swampy areas and near rivers. Crowned cranes are beautiful birds, very attractive to people. They normally live in pairs. They have a long, yellow crest.

I can see them every day if I leave the camp and search for them along the river, especially in dry season, when they like to stay near water to search for insect along the riverbanks.

It is the colours of this bird that make it so attractive, and which make it such a well-known bird.

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