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Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis


•Very large bird. •Long neck. •Long Legs. •Gray body, may be stained reddish. •Red forehead. •White cheek. •Tufted feathers over rump.


Small lake (Floating Island Lake) at approx. 6500 ft. elevation.


This nesting site is used on a regular basis by cranes. Cinnamon Teal seen in background. Returned later in the day to observe 2nd crane arrivng to help with nesting duties.

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1 Comment

Atul 8 years ago

lovely spotting !

Spotted by


Lat: 44.95, Long: -110.60

Spotted on Jun 2, 2008
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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