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Blue Crane birds by Neil Bradfield
of all Blue Cranes (Anthropoides paradisea) are found within South Africa.
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
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.