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Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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
Atul 8 years ago

lovely spotting !

Jaybird
Spotted by
Jaybird

Wyoming

Lat: 44.95, Long: -110.60

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

Spotted for Mission

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