AFRICAN CROWNED CRANE

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Balearica regulorum gibbericeps

HABITAT:  Mixture of wetlands and open grassland in south-eastern parts of Africa

CONSERVATION STATUS:   Vulnerable

FUN FACT:  Crowned cranes are the only cranes able to perch in trees.  They have a long, prehensile hind toe called a hallux that allows them to grasp tree limbs.

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