STANLEY CRANE (anthropoides paradisea)
The beautiful Stanley Crane is the national bird of South Africa and has three common names as seen above.
The Stanley Crane is a bird of open grasslands and shallow wetlands. The diet of the Stanley consist of grass seeds and small insects and vertebrates.
This crane lay two eggs on the bare ground in short vegetation or on a platform nest of reeds in wetland areas. The Stanley Crane chicks are carefully guarded by both parents during the rearing periods.
The Stanley Crane, like all other cranes, is decreasing in numbers due to human interference.