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Sandhill Crane

Antigone canadensis

Description:

This is a tall, long legged, and long necked bird and is mostly grey. The top of the head is red, which is actually red skin, and the cheek is a bright white. It is 4 to 5 feet tall, its wingspan can get to 5 to 6 feet, and is about 10 to 14 pounds.

Habitat:

Sandhill cranes' habitat can be marshes, grain fields, and wet grasslands.

Notes:

I saw these cranes at about nine o'clock in the morning flying towards the south.

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Maryville, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.76, Long: -83.97

Spotted on Jan 8, 2017
Submitted on Jan 8, 2017

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