Grey Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Gray-crowned Crane, Balearica regulorum, photo © by Michael Plagens. Identified by F. N'gweno.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 2011.

These large conspicuous birds on their tall spindly legs are a common site near ponds and lakes in the Rift Valley and elsewhere in Kenya. Although they are widely ditributed in Africa, their continued survivial is threatened by continuing projects and human activities that degrade wetlands.

Gruidae -- Crane Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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