African Crowned Crane
EAST AFRICAN CROWNED CRANE
East African Crowned Crane pair for life and courtship consists of dance-like motions that include behaviors such as bowing, jumping, running, stick or grass tossing and wing flapping. Both East African Crowned Crane parents participate in the incubation process. The chicks can run as soon as they hatch.
Other Crowned Crane facts
With 2-3 eggs, the grey-crowned crane has the largest clutch size, when averaged, of any crane species. Incubations last 28 to 31 days, while chicks fledge 56 to 100 days.
The crowned-crane is omnivorous and will consume a multitude of different prey types including amphibians, fish, grasses, insects, lizards, and seeds.
East African or Grey Crowned Cranes are non-migratory and are the only crane to perch in trees.