We are feeling blue- just kidding! We’re off to meet one regal blue bird! In fact they are the national bird of South Africa! Are you ready to learn more about the blue crane? Let’s gooooo!
Blue Crane Fun Facts:
- These cranes can grow up to 40 inches tall and weigh up to 11 pounds.
- They are known for their loud honking calls.
- These omnivores eats grasses, seeds and small invertebrates.
- The males perform elaborate courtship dances.
- The entire population of blue cranes call South Africa home.
- Blue cranes are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
These elegant but funny looking cranes are so amazing. There are several organizations that are working to protect these neat birds, including the International Crane Foundation!