Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cranes :: Black Crowned-Crane

Black Crowned-Crane Balearica pavonina

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Black Crowned-crane, Sudan Crowned-crane, Crowned Crane, Dark Crowned-crane, West African Crowned-crane, Sudan Crowned-crane
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Africa along s. border of the Sahara;
Fragmented distribution:
(1) S. Mauritania, s. Mali, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, s. Chad (Lake Chad), Central African Republic and n. Zaire.
(2) Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia (upper Nile River Basin) and nw. Kenya (n. shore of Lake Turkana).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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