Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Crowned Crane

Crowned Crane, any bird of the genus Balearica, of the family Gruidae. The bill is much shorter than in the true Cranes, and there is a crest of unwebbed shafts radiating from the top of the head. B. paronina is the West African Crowned Crane, and B. chrysopelargus the Kaffir Crane.