Crowned crane

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A crowned crane is a bird of the Balearica genus:

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 Balearica genus.[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. Retrieved 21 March 2014.