(Black) Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina

African/Black Crowned Crane
African/Black Crowned Crane
The Black Crowned Crane, also called the African Crowned Crane, has darker charcoal grey plumage than its Grey Crowned relative (B. regulorum), especially on the neck, and has pink on the lower part of its bare white face patch (instead of red at the top). It comes from west and east sub-Saharan Africa.
Strelitzia and Crowned Crane
Black Crowned Crane
Was the crane the model for the flower (strelitzia) or vice versa?
Crowned Cranes Grey Crowned (sitting) and Black Crowned Cranes together
Black Crowned Crane
African/Black Crowned Crane
African/Black Crowned Crane
Black Crowned Crane halo
The halo
African/Black Crowned Crane
African/Black Crowned Crane
African/Black Crowned Crane