Grey crowned cranes forming a heart shape
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Happy Valentine's Day. Love is in the air
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 eastern and southern Africa. While both males and females of this species will dance to attract a mate, they can be seen bopping at any time of the year, with young birds also joining the adults. Even two males may pose like this, while they size each other up as competition.