The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)
A rare sight to see a Grey Crowned Crane with a chick. These cranes are quite wide-spread the mid and southern regions of Africa.
"The birds will prepare a large nest, which forms a platform made out of grass and other plants. They position this nest in the tall grasses and reeds of the wetland. Usually, they lay between two and five shiny white eggs, which both the male and female of the sexes will take turns to incubate for around a month. When the chicks are born, they are already well developed, and do not need to be taught to walk, or even run, as they are able to do this immediately. Chicks fledge within the first 55 to 100 days of their lives."
Source: South Africa Explored
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