Grey-crowned cranes forming a heart shape
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Happy Valentine's Day. Cue up the tango music
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovebirds out there! Our featured birds today are grey crowned cranes that live in the savannahs and marshlands of east and south Africa. While both males and females of this species will dance to attract a mate, the dancing behavior has been observed all year long, and even in juveniles. Even two males may pose like this, while they size each other up as competition.