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Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis


A tall gray bird with a red forehead and white cheeks.


Open marsh or bogs, wet grasslands and meadows. Eats seeds bugs and small vertabrates. Found year round in northern florida and migrates for breeding far up into Canada.


The earliest these cranes will breed is after two years and up to as late as six years. They can live to be about twenty years old in the wild.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013


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