Wattled Crane

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Wattled Crane
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Wattled Crane
Wattled Crane
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Gruidae
Genus:Bugeranus
Species:B. carunculatus
Binomial name
Bugeranus carunculatus
(Gmelin, 1789)

The Wattled Crane (Bugeranus carunculatus) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It is the only member of the genus Bugeranus (Gloger, 1842).

It is the largest and rarest of the crane species in Africa. It occurs in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Wattled Cranes are endangered because of their need for large, undisturbed wetland territories.

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