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Latin name

 

Sagittarius serpentarius

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length up to 1,5 m

Weight

 

4 kg

Colour

 

Pale grey with black wings, thighs and crest; bare, bright orange or yellow face; long pinkish legs.

Appearance

 

Blue crane, but distinguished by black in plumage (including thighs), long, stiff tail feathers and shaggy crest.

Habitat

 

Open country from woodland to grassland and semi-desert.