The golden crown of feathers atop the Grey crowned crane’s head is not the only thing that distinguishes it from other cranes. It has a shorter bill than other cranes, which allows it to feed on a wide range of foods. Also unlike other cranes, the crowned crane perches and roosts in trees, with the aid of a well-developed hind toe.
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Craning to See: The crane’s long legs and neck and excellent vision help it spot predators among the tall grasses.