Cute crowned bird

Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum)

Gray crowned crane
Grey crowned crane

Grey crowned crane can be found in Africa south of the Sahara, or in Uganda and Kenya. These crowned birds have an interesting breeding display, that includes dancing, jumping, bowing.

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Malachite kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)

Cute crowned bird
Malachite Kingfisher

These little, but majestic birds are widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. Their bill is black in the young birds and become reddish orange in adults.

Beautiful crowned bird

Beautiful crowned bird
Beautiful crowned bird

Blue crowned pigeon (Goura cristata)

Beautiful crowned bird
Blue crowned pigeon

Western crowned pigeon, or blue crown pigeon lives in the lowland rainforests of Papua, Indonesia.

Polish Frizzle Bantam

cute polish frizzle bantam
It might be a chicken, but it’s a crowned one. Polish frizzle bantam

These crowned birds got their name from their plumage which is curled or frizzled. The Frizzle is recognized as a distinct breed in Europe and in Australia, but in the U.S. frizzle chickens are not considered a breed.

Blond crested woodpecker (Celeus flavescens)

 

Crowned birds: blonde crested woodpecker
Blond crested woodpecker

This cute and stylish bird can be found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Crowned birds: great crested grebe
So delightful, great crested grebe with chicks. Photo by Martin Aldous

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These adorable water birds can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Their chicks are able to swim and to dive almost at hatching. Also, these crowned birds are known for an elaborate mating display.