Royal crane or Grey Crowned Crane

Royal crane or Grey Crowned Crane

The grey crowned crane mainly feeds on herbaceous plants. Sometimes it strikes the ground and

high grasses to flush out small prey, such as insects or small reptiles. It moults once a year (renews all of its feathers) preventing it from flying for several weeks and making it vulnerable to various predators.

Did you know? During courtship, grey crowned cranes perform genuine ballets. The partners face each other spreading their wings and jumping up to a metre in the air accompanying their movements with loud cries.

Classe 
aves
Famille 
gruidae
Ordre 
Gruiformes
Statut 
endangered