The Anthropoides paradiseus or Blue Crane, also known as the Stanley Crane and the Paradise Crane, is the national bird of South Africa. The Blue Crane is a tall, ground-dwelling bird, but is fairly small by the standards of the crane family. This crane is pale blue-gray in color becoming darker on the upper head, neck and nape. The Blue Crane is migratory, primarily altitudinal, but details are little known.
A reflection on roots, points of origin and personal migration.
All images ©Isabelle Evertse