The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird native to the wetlands of eastern and southern Africa.
It is about 1 metre (3.3 feet) tall, and has a large wingspan of 2 metres (6.5 feet). It congregates in flocks of 30-150 individual birds.
The Grey Crowned Crane has a breeding, or courtship, display involving dancing, bowing, and jumping. Both males and females dance, and immature birds join the adults.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM