Body grey with red-orange patch on face and behind head. Eyes yellow, legs dark grey-black. Bill grey. Up to 1.4 m tall.
Brolgas sometimes use thermal air currents when flying. On the ground, they perform dancing displays to one another, which include leaping, stepping and bowing.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Northern and eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern