African Crowned Crane

by Ray King June. 17, 2010 3731 views

A trip to the zoo is a good thing! A trip to the zoo on a 93 degree humid day isn't!!

Looks like she is dressed for the ball. But this is probably the male.

These birds are 4 feet tall and can live for 50 years.

The red and white areas are not feathers. It is brightly colored skin.

Back of the head shot.

I waited for a while for him to spread those wings, but my empty stomach got the best of me!

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Larry Nelson 10 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for steering me here - really nice work, Ray!

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Dorothe 10 years, 7 months ago

LOL, o.k. Guess peacocks have another taste :-))
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10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paula 10 years, 7 months ago

that is quite the dramatic looking bird! love #1

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 10 years, 7 months ago

Wow great and beautiful.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 7 months ago

Wow, that's awesome!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 10 years, 7 months ago

Great shots

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tripp 10 years, 7 months ago

Stunning subject and superb photos..wow!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 10 years, 7 months ago

Wow! quite an amazing looking bird!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Drohask 10 years, 7 months ago

We've never seen one of these cranes before, but you certainly took some impressive photos of it. The detail in the first shot is phenomenal- it went right to our favs!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 7 months ago

wow, what a beautiful bird!!!
excellent shots!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic shots!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shamrat Hasan 10 years, 7 months ago

great shoots

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful bird and good, good photos
1 is fantastic and 4 is very funny : very beautiful hat !

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 10 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful shots, very nice bird!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paul 10 years, 7 months ago

great pictures, very colourful bird

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Joe 10 years, 7 months ago

Great shots of a wonderful bird. Thanks for sharing

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
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