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Gray Crowned Crane in Ngorongoro Crater 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.
Gray Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 300 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Great capture Konstantinos, best wishes, Mark.

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

  • Thank you Tony!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    13 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 2 years ago

    This is a terrific capture

    a favorite

  • Thank you very much Malcom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Macky!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and bird my friend.

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    15 November 2012.

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  • Many thanks for the feature Elizabeth!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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