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IS originally, as the name expresses, a native of Majorca and Minorca, in the Mediterranean sea; but is chiefly found now in the Cape-Verde Islands. He is not unlike the common Crane as to the shape of the body, but has a principal and distinctive mark on his head; that is, a tuft of hairs, or rather strong greyish bristles, which are a peculiarity belonging to this species. They roost in the manner of the peacocks, and feed like them.
The Numidian Crane is well known for his antic gestures, when he perceives himself noticed by any body.