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Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis


Three adults, apparently enjoying each others company.


This was taken at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge near Stevensville, Montana. The 2800 acre refuge has been a regular migratory stop for some 238 bird species.

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VicLoya 10 years ago

thanks williefromwi. I am amazed to learn that both male and females are favored with the same colorful plumage.

williefromwi 10 years ago

nice spotting, there are many people who have seen sandhill crane, but those to the south of us normally do not get to see the beautiful rusty colors that we in the north often do.

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Montana, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2004
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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