Brolga Dreaming Red - by Nambooka for M&S Textiles. Brolga is the name of an amazing dancing bird, which belongs to the crane family. The Brolga's elaborate dancing performances are partly for their own pleasure, and partly a mating ritual. Female brolgas are easily distinguished from their male counterparts by their trumpeting sound while dancing. Aboriginal people have immortalised their graceful steps through dancing. There are numerous Aboriginal legends around this amazing bird.