Grey Crowned Crane

What seldom happens in photographing birds. Every condition perfect.

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Hi Pieter, what kind of bird is this and where was this taken? Very elegant!

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The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), also known as the African crowned crane, golden crested crane, golden-crowned crane, East African crane, East African crowned crane, African Crane, Eastern crowned crane, South African crane, Crested crane, is a bird in the crane family, Gruidae. It is found in eastern and southern Africa, and is the national bird of Uganda.

Haha, it certainly has a lot of common names! But it is, as you say, very elegant!

I took the photo in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Amazing, yes many names!!! Thank you for the details!