Grey crowned crane
The Grey Crowned Crane, scientifically known as Balearica regulorum, is a majestic bird native to eastern and southern Africa. With its striking appearance, the Grey Crowned Crane stands out with a slate grey body, complemented by a crown of golden feathers atop its head. It possesses a long neck, elongated legs, and a wingspan of about six feet. As a symbol of grace and beauty, these cranes are known for their intricate courtship displays, involving dancing and elaborate calls. However, habitat loss and illegal trade threaten their population, making them vulnerable to extinction.