black–crowned crane

noun

Definition of black–crowned crane

  1. :  a crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) of sub-Saharan Africa that has dark gray feathers, white wing coverts, red and white cheek patches, a black crown on the front of the head, and a large yellow crest of long, stiff feathers on the back of the head

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