Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Wattled Crane


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Bugeranus carunculatus
PROFILE:

Wattled cranes are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. They are dependent on the wetlands in this region, where they feed primarily on sedges, grasses, seeds, and invertebrates. These cranes are related to two native Texans, the sandhill and whooping cranes!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Gruiformes (cranes, rails, and relatives)
NATIVE TO:
southern Africa
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Vulnerable
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 20-25 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Pairs
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