Black Crowned Crane

Balearica pavonina - Grue couronnée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Gruidés

  • Genus
    :

    Balearica

  • Species
    :

    pavonina

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 105 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 180 à 200 cm.
  • Weight
    : 3000 à 4000 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Grue couronnée
adult plum. breeding
Grue couronnée
adult plum. breeding

Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) is a species of bird in the Gruidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Balearica pavonina pavonina (Senegal and Gambia to Chad)
  • Balearica pavonina ceciliae (sw Chad to w Ethiopia to nw Kenya and n Uganda)

Foreign names

  • Grue couronnée,
  • Grulla coronada cuellinegra,
  • grou-coroado-preto,
  • Schwarzhals-Kronenkranich,
  • feketenyakú koronásdaru,
  • Zwarte Kroonkraanvogel,
  • Gru coronata nera,
  • svart krontrana,
  • Svartkrontrane,
  • žurav korunkatý,
  • jeřáb paví,
  • Sort Krontrane,
  • kruunukurki,
  • grua coronada collnegra,
  • koronnik czarny,
  • Венценосный журавль,
  • カンムリヅル,
  • 黑冕鹤,
  • 黑冠鶴〔西非冕鶴〕,

Voice song and cries

Grue couronnée
adult plum. breeding

Habitat

Grue couronnée
adult

Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded, S

ubtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

QRcode Grue couronnée
published: - Updated: 08-09-2015
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