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Grus canadensis pratensis
I saw two, Florida sandhill cranes, in my front yard, at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. There were also walking in the street, and visiting other front yards in the neighborhood too. This is the third time, that the Florida sandhill cranes, has visited my front yard. Class: Aves Order: Gruiformes Family: Gruidae Subspecies: Grus canadensis pratensis This species, is gray, with a long neck and legs, and a bald spot of red skin, on the top of its head. The diet of the Florida sandhill crane, primarily consists of grains, berries, seeds, insects, worms, mice, small birds, snakes, lizards, and frogs. Florida sandhill cranes, are a non-migratory species, that nests in freshwater ponds and marshes.
Florida sandhill cranes, inhabit freshwater marshes, prairies, and pastures. They occur throughout peninsular Florida, north to the Okefenokee Swamp, in southern Georgia. Florida's Kissimmee and Desoto prairie regions, are home to the state's most abundant populations. Florida sandhill cranes, nests in freshwater ponds and marshes.
I saw two, Florida sandhill cranes, in my front yard, at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. They were standing on the grass, and finding things to eat in the grass.
Lat: 27.79, Long: -81.49
Spotted on Dec 10, 2016
Submitted on Dec 10, 2016