GREY CROWNED CRANE.
Balearica regulorum regulorum
Conservation Status: Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: Endangered. IUCN: EN; Cites Appendix II
South African Population: 3,000 - 4,000 adults
Key Habitats: Wetlands surrounded by natural grassland.
Main Threats: Habitat loss, poisoning, power-line collisions, burning of wetlands, chicks captured from the wild.
CONSERVATION: Landowner participation in management , responsible use of agri-chemicals