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A grey-crowned crane’s mainly grey body contrasts sharply with their black and white wings, and a bright red pouch that hangs from the throat.

Like all cranes, these graceful birds have very strong pair bonds, and often remain paired for life. These bonds are strengthened prior to breeding by elaborate dances and booming calls involving inflation of the throat pouch.

Their breeding season is dictated by the rains, and both parents will spend time incubating 2 to 5 eggs. Chicks are able to run as soon as they hatch, but they won’t fledge until they are between 55 – 100 days old.

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