The Black Crowned Crane is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It was once called also Kaffir Crane.
Specie identified by fchristant
It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although in nests in somewhat wetter habitats. There are two subspecies: ''B. p. pavonina'' in the west and the more numerous ''B. p. ceciliae'' in east Africa.
This species and the closely related Grey Crowned Crane, ''B. regulorum'', which prefers wetter habitats for foraging, are the only cranes that can nest in trees... more