The East African Crowned Crane is about 1 m tall and weighs 3.5 kg. Its body plumage is mainly grey. The wings are also predominantly white, but contain feathers with a range of colours. The head has a crown of stiff golden feathers. The sides of the face are white, and there is a bright red inflatable throat pouch. The bill is relatively short and grey, and the legs are black. The sexes are similar, although males tend to be slightly larger. Young birds are greyer than adults, with a feathered buff face.
Taken in Bali Bird Park.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot BB!

  • Many thanks, they’re such beautiful birds, I got a few shots of them dancing … a little different to the portrait shots, I’ll post a couple more gradually!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    They are such beautiful creations and your capture only adds to that beauty! Wonderful capture!

  • Many thanks, they are spectacular!

    – byronbackyard

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 4 years ago

    Great capture.

  • Many thanks Lucinda!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago
  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 4 years ago

    lovely, congrats on being featured!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful birds!!!

  • Many thanks, they are gorgeous!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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