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Southern Africa & Ethiopia

Wattled Crane

The function of the "wattles" in the wattled crane is not known. However, the size of the wattles increases during aggression and decreases when the bird is afraid or submissive.

This is the largest and most water-dependant of the African cranes. It is vulnerable to habitat degredation from agriculture and damming of waterways.

HABITATAfrican Wetlands
DIETAquatic vegetation, tubers, rhizomes, seeds, small reptiles, frogs and insects
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol of Guyana is the jaguar.
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