Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps (Crested Crane) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum (South African Crowned Crane), which breeds from Angola south to South Africa.
Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum), Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 360 mm, 1/800 sec at f/ 6.3, ISO 200
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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful iomage you’ve captured of this great Bird,

  • Thank you very much Malcom! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture Konstantinos, love the hair do. Happy 2012.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks a lot Jude! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoabout 3 years ago

    Spetacular shot!! How much do you pay to the birds to pose??? I don’t know how you do it… :)

  • Ha ha ha, thanks a lot João!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Image! 01/02/2012
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  • Many thanks for the feature Deborah, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 3 years ago

    Stunning capture !!

  • Thank you very much Mathilde!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Nikon Group (clickable banner)

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  • Many thanks for the feature Cee, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PhotoKismet
    PhotoKismetabout 3 years ago

    I believe he loved posing for you – LOL! Wonderful capture, love the clarify! Congrats on this feature!

  • Thanks a lot Helene, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the GROUP !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic close up!

  • Thanks a lot Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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