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Sandhill Crane

Grus pratensis


Tall, graceful, heron-like bird with long legs and neck. Pale gray overall with red to rosy skin from mid-crown to base of bill. Rusty staining on plumage from iron-rich soil.


Grasslands, marshes and agricultural fields.

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Sebastian, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 21, 2010
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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