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Types of Cranes Birds

Black ​Crowned Crane​
Black ​Crowned Crane​

The Black Crowned Crane, also known as West African Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina pavonina) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It was once called also Kaffir Crane This species and the closely related Grey Crowned Crane, B. regulorum, which prefers wetter habitats for foraging, are the only cranes that can nest in trees.

Blue Crane​
Blue Crane​

The blue crane (Grus paradisea), also known as the Stanley crane and the paradise crane, is the national bird of South Africa. The species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Common ​Crane​
Common ​Crane​

Common Crane is a native bird of Europe and Asia. This large marsh bird sometimes shows up in North America and is recognized as a vagrant.

Demoiselle ​Crane​
Demoiselle ​Crane​

The demoiselle crane (Grus virgo) is a species of crane found in central Eurasia, ranging from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. There is also a small breeding population in Turkey. These cranes are migratory birds.

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Grey Crowned ​Crane​
Grey Crowned ​Crane​

The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family, Gruidae. It is found in eastern and southern Africa, and is the national bird of Uganda.

Red-Crowned ​Crane​
Red-Crowned ​Crane​

These cranes weigh from 7 to 15 kilograms, though 15 kilogram birds are rare; the usual maximum weight is 10.5 kilograms. The red-crowned crane is a handsome bird, with mostly white feathers, a black tail and neck, and red feathers on top of the head, giving it its name.

Sandhill ​Crane​
Sandhill ​Crane​

Sandhill Cranes are similar in plumage across their range, but they vary in size. “Lesser” Sandhill Cranes breed in the Arctic and are the smallest; the largest form (“Greater” Sandhill Crane) breeds in the northern U.S.

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Siberian ​Crane​
Siberian ​Crane​

The Siberian crane (Leucogeranus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian white crane or the snow crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes.

Whooping ​Crane​
Whooping ​Crane​

The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America and one of the most awe-inspiring, with its snowy white plumage, crimson cap, bugling call, and graceful courtship dance.