The East African Crowned Crane is native to the Congo, through Uganda to Kenya and Eastern South Africa. They prefer rivers and lakes with nearby grasslands and cultivated land.
Their name comes from the bristle-like, golden feathers on top of their black head.
They are the only crane species capable of roosting in trees because of a large prehensile toe that allows them to grip.
Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda
Weight: 6.5 - 9 lbs
Size: 3.3 feet tall
Lifespan: 20 years in the wild
Diet: These cranes have a very general, omnivorous diet. They are known to eat insects, seeds, and small animals such as lizards.