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Breeding season from August to December in the southern parts of Australia. They lay two (sometimes three) eggs that are white, blotched with brown and purple. Incubation is by both sexes and lasts 30 days. The young fly at 14 weeks.
Featherless red head and grey crown.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Brolgas participate in an elaborate courtship dance during the breeding season.
Omnivore, feeding mainly on tubers and some crops. Also eats insects, molluscs, amphibians and occasionally mice.
Freshwater swamps, flooded grassland, billabong margins, lagoons, dry grasslands, floodplains, irrigated pasture, estuaries, mangroves.
Native to Australia