(the Blue Crane)
Ardea melancephela. In Afrikaans known as ‘Swartkopreier’.
An impression of the National Bird of South Africa
First the male Blue Crane (national bird of South Africa) calls for his wife. Then he shows himself followed by a love dance.
The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa. Only in very remote areas in my region you will see them with offspring. Luckily I have a consent of some farmers to go on their property. With their offspring Blue Cranes tend to keep away from public roads.