The crowned crane is a large bird found in Africa. It stands about 4 feet and is close to being the largest bird in the world. It is named because of the large, erect, spiked plume of golden brown feathers on the top of its head. It has ovals behind its eyes, a red patch on each cheek, and a red wattle. The crowned crane is found in flocks and is a very social bird. They have a five-foot windpipe that is curled under their breastbone. They use the internal anatomy of its windpipe to call a mate, which they usually stay with for life. They eat vegetables and small mammals like frogs. Crowned cranes spend theie days looking for food, and their nights sleeping in trees.