The East African Crowned Crane is found in marshes and grasslands near rivers and lakes; also near cultivated land. Occurs in eastern Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It is the national bird of Uganda.

All cranes are noted for their spectacular dances which involves head-bobbing, wing fluttering, leaps and bows. Both sexes dance, and immature birds join the adults. Dancing is an integral part of courtship but also may be done at any time of the year.

These birds are monogamous. When breeding is successful, they will remain paired for life.


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  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 6 years ago

  • Bobby McLeod
    Bobby McLeodover 6 years ago

    lovely backlighting lisa!

  • solarrain
    solarrainover 6 years ago


  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 6 years ago

    wonderful light and great portrait

  • eltotton
    eltottonover 6 years ago

    Beautifully captured. Great back lighting.

  • Tamara  Kenneally
    Tamara Kenneallyalmost 6 years ago

    Seriously gorgeous. Love the light

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