Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Grey crowned crane

We just learned about the Stork.

The grey crowned crane is a very nice looking bird with big feathers around it's neck, a colorful face, and yellow feathers sticking up from its head like a crown.

The grey crowned crane is special because it is one of the few types of crane that can live in trees. It has one toe pointed backward that it can use to help hold on to branches.

To hunt for food, these cranes stomp their feet on the ground, then bugs come running out of the grass and they eat them up!
grey crowned crane
(from: wikipedia - grey crowned crane)

The grey crowned crane is the national bird of the country of Uganda.

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