Grey crowned crane
The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) is a large bird found in open areas in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It is a member of the crane family, and is the national bird of Uganda. The grey crowned crane is easily recognizable by its pale grey head and body, black wings, and red bill. It typically stands about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and has a wingspan of about 7 feet (2.1 m).
The grey crowned crane feeds on a variety of items, including insects, worms, small mammals, reptiles, and grains. It usually forages on the ground, but can also fly to catch prey. Breeding season occurs from February to May, and the female typically lays two eggs. Both parents help care for the young birds.