Disney Pic of the Week: African Crowned Crane

West African Crowned Cranes  (Balearica regulorum) can be seen in two locations inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  They can be seen near the Tree of Life on Discovery Island and as part of the UP! A Great Bird Adventure show in Asia. However, you can see one fly in the show.

African Crowned Crane Flying
West African Crowned Crane flying during the UP! A Great Bird Adventure show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/400s, f/5.3, ISO 4500, EV 0, 210mm Focal Length.

West African Crowned Cranes have a breeding display involving dancing, bowing, and jumping.

Have you seen the UP! A Great Bird Adventure Show yet? What are your favorite birds? Let us know in the comments!


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