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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)


Hyatt Meadows - Cascade Mountains - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Habitat : Marshes
Food : Omnivore
Nesting : Ground
Behavior : Probing
Conservation : Low Concern

"Whether stepping singly across a wet meadow or filling the sky by the hundreds and thousands, Sandhill Cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds breed in open wetlands, fields, and prairies across North America. They group together in great numbers, filling the air with distinctive rolling cries. Mates display to each other with exuberant dances that retain a gangly grace. Sandhill Crane populations are generally strong, but isolated populations in Mississippi and Cuba are endangered."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

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