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Top 10 Rare African Animals & Where to Find Them - Blue Crane

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Anthropoides paradisea / Grulla del Paraíso / Blue Crane / Grue de paradis / Paradieskranich

Blue Crane birds by Neil Bradfield

Our National bird - The Blue Crane also known as the Stanley Crane and the Paradise Crane. Today the largest numbers of blue cranes can be found in the Western Cape (± 12 000 birds)

of all Blue Cranes (Anthropoides paradisea) are found within South Africa.

Blue Crane

Blue Crane

South Africa's national bird the Blue Crane, in Namibia.

Blue Crane, Stanley Crane, or Paradise Crane

South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane. The Karkloof conservancy protects the biodiversity of the Karkloof in the Midlands. It is formed by a group of local farmers, foresters and landowners who are involved in a number of community projects to conserve the area that include bird counts, game counts, invasive plant control and land care programmes. www.midlandsmeander.co.za

South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane. The Karkloof conservancy protects the biodiversity of the Karkloof in the Midlands. It is formed by a group of local farmers, foresters and landowners who are involved in a number of community projects to conserve the area that include bird counts, game counts, invasive plant control and land care programmes. www.midlandsmeander.co.za

Anthropoides paradiseus (Blue crane)

blue crane, nest and baby cranes

The Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), also known as the Stanley Crane and the Paradise Crane, is the national bird of South Africa.

The Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), also known as the Stanley Crane and the Paradise Crane, is the national bird of South Africa.

Birds of Chrissiesmeer

Birds of Chrissiesmeer

Australian Pelicans waiting for local fishermen on Kangaroo Island.

the Internet Bird Collection

Malayan night heron (Gorsachius melanolophus

Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus) Asia, India, China and the Philippines

Whooping Cranes, photo by Randi Kuhne. Brought back from the edge of extinction whooping cranes are raised in Wisconsin and taught to migrate to Chassahowitzka, just south of Homosassa. (http://operationmigration.org/) This pair lives in the park.

Birds at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

The World's Strangest Animals- Slide 8 - Slideshows

Pictures of Crane Birds . Quality Pictures on Animal Picture Society

The blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), also known as the Stanley crane and the paradise crane, is the national bird of South Africa.

Guam rail (Gallirallus owstoni)

The Guam rail was once abundant on the island of Guam but in the a population of accidentally introduced brown tree snakes took hold on the isl

Roseate Spoonbill.  I recently saw one of these in our neighborhood--thought it escaped from the zoo.

Roseate Spoonbill. I recently saw one of these in our neighborhood--thought it escaped from the zoo.

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