Crowned crane

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A crowned crane is a bird of the genus Balearica:

Some authorities use the term "crowned crane" to refer generally to the genus Balearica.[1] Likewise, the International Ornithological Committee, who standardize common species names, have also used the group name "crowned crane" in the common names of the extant species of the genus Balearica.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Cranes". Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (USGS). Retrieved 19 March 2014."The crane family (Gruidae) is divided into two subfamilies, the Crowned Cranes (Balearicinae) and the Typical Cranes (Gruinae)."
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List (version 4.1): Bustards, rails & allies". International Ornithological Committee. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2014.