Tag Archive for: cranes

Southern Crowned Cranes

Crowned Cranes

Crowned Cranes dancing

Crowned cranes are extremely attractive birds, found in dry areas and savanna mainly. They live in flocks, and in the mating season, which is also the rainy season, the birds leap and dance around with their wings open wide, trying to attract a partner. In the animal world, it seems the male of the species is more enthusiastic about ‘flicking a hoof’, so to speak, than in the world of humans, where they have to be coaxed and bribed onto the dance floor, usually having to be dragged away from the bar!