Nomad | “What’s the meaning of all this preening?”


“What’s the meaning of all this preening?”

19 December 2013

Without doubt one of the most ornate and memorable birds in the Serengeti National Park, a Grey Crowned Crane has to work for the image.

Preening is an essential part of the morning routine, re-aligning feathers and coating them with an oily secretion from a gland near the base of the tail helps keep things subtle and shiny.

Turn into the wind to blow dry and add a little "bounce" to the coiffure.

Have a partner double check the back......

....and I'm ready for my profile.

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