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Anthropoides paradiseus (Blue Crane)

Synonyms: Anthropoides paradisea

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue crane (Grus paradisea), also known as the Stanley crane and the paradise crane, is the national bird of South Africa. The species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
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Adult Weight [1]  11.244 lbs (5.10 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  185 grams
Clutch Size [1]  2
Incubation [1]  31 days
Wing Span [1]  6.232 feet (1.9 m)

Protected Areas

Emblem of

South Africa


Parasitized by 
Eucoleus obtusiuscula <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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