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blue crane Syllabification: blue crane

Definition of blue crane in English:


1A large South African crane with blue-gray plumage. Also called Stanley crane.
  • Anthropoides paradisea, family Gruidae
Example sentences
  • He addressed groups of pupils at the High School on the plight of the three species of endangered cranes - the crowned crane, the blue crane and the wattled crane - in South Africa.
  • Running around this landscape of giant heathers, you will also see ostriches, bonteboks, baboons and, if you are lucky, a fly-past from the elegant national bird, the blue crane.
  • Pointing out a blue crane, the symbol of South Africa, one ranger wondered what the next symbol would be - ‘a rainbow chicken?’
1.1The blue crane as the national bird of South Africa.
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