Black-necked crowned crane

Balearica Pavonina Pavonine

Common name

Black-necked crowned crane

Habitat

It lives in both dry and humid open savannahs, although it prefers freshwater marshes, humid grasslands and the peripheries of surface water bodies.
Features

Family

gruidae

Medals

Gruiformes

Class

Birds

Gestation

28-31 days

Number of offspring

2–5

Preproduction

ESB

Diet

They are generalist omnivores, they feed mainly on crop grains, they can also feed on small plants, small invertebrates, such as insects, mollusks, millipedes or crustaceans, and small vertebrates, such as fish, amphibians or reptiles.

Life

20-25 years.

Biology and behavior

Although it is a species that does not migrate, it does make daily and seasonal movements of several dozen km in its range.

Their breeding season occurs during the rainy season, from May to December in the western populations and from July to January in the eastern ones, and they nest in pairs in territories of 0,5-1 km2.

During the dry season, when they do not reproduce, they congregate in large groups of several hundred individuals.

The loss and degradation of their natural habitats, due to the drainage of wetlands for conversion into cropland, industrial pollution, arson, and industrial and dam construction, are their main threats.

Some
curiosities

Like the grey-necked crowned crane, they sleep in trees at night, thus avoiding attack by predators.

African savanna
Wetlands
africans
Habitats
Equatorial jungle
Madagascar Island