Wattled Cranes-3 images
A triple image of Wattled Cranes: (M,F, Juvenile in each). 1st image (L>R). M, with small crustacean in beak, juvenile, F, probing grass; L>R: M, Juvenile, F with wings spread; Family walking away. This is a seriously threatened species, especially in South Africa, because it requires an undisturbed habitat during breeding season. It will abandon its eggs, customarily laid in an open field, if it feels threatened. [Busanga Plains, Zambia].