The Crested crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps) is the East African sub-species of the Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum). The other sub-species is the South African crowned crane (Balearica regulorum regulorum).
It is a national symbol of Uganda and also appears on the coat of arms (seen on the obverse of this coin), and the flag.
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