Sahara


Gray Crowned Crane - Colorful Swamp Prancer

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The gray crowned crane is an elegant bird that lives in Africa in the swamps south of the Sahara. The crane is about 3 1/4 feet tall (1 m) and has a magnificent yellow feathered crest on its head. The feathers on the body are gray while the wings are white and there are some yellow and orange-brown feathers on the tail. It has blue eyes and a red patch of skin on its throat.

 

 

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