Genus Balearica

Black Crowned-Crane - It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although in nests in somewhat wetter habitats. There are two subspecies: B. p. pavonina in the west and the more numerous B. p. ceciliae in east Africa.

Grey Crowned-Crane - There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum , which breeds from Angola south to South Africa.

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Gruidae
Genus : Balearica