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National Birds - Kenya and Nigeria

The national Bird for both Kenya and Nigeria is the Black Crowned Crane.

The Black Crowned Crane - Balearica pavonina occurs in dry savannah south of the Sahara. It nests in somewhat wetter habitats. This species and the closely related Grey-crowned Crane, which prefers wetter habitats for foraging.

Like all cranes, the Black Crowned Crane feeds on grass, insects, reptiles and small mammals.

It is endangered, especially in the west Africa. 

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