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Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis

Description:

The bird was hanging out on the flats by the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Habitat:

Mudflats.

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2 Comments

BillCarpenter
BillCarpenter 10 years ago

Good picture.
They are very wary and aware of people.

george.happ
george.happ 10 years ago

Apparently, this crane has just "painted" itself with brown mud, presumably containing iron. Thus the crane changes its color from gray to brownish.

NikkiWray
Spotted by
NikkiWray

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2011
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

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