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Florida Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis pratensis

Description:

Large, long-legged bird with a red forehead, white cheeks and a long dark pointed bill.

Habitat:

Inland shallow fresh water marshes, prairies, pastures & farmlands and sometimes seen in lawns in Florida.

Notes:

I am not a wild life expert but I understand the Florida Sandhill Crane is listed as a threatened species.

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14 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Beautiful series! Well done!

Charles72
Charles72 10 years ago

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Thank you very much for your compliment, AshishNimkar!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Thank you Mary..they were as curious of me as I them!! I really enjoy hearing them too...such a treat!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Appreciate your compliment, Atul!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Thank you so much, Stanks! Appreciate your comment!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Very lovely.. Nice shooting.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 10 years ago

Melissa, these are stunning photos! and yes you are correct, the sandhill crane is endangered along with our woodstorks. Love the first photo, the eye contact is wonderful!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

superb!

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Fant√°sticas series muy hermoso

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

awesome!

Stanks
Stanks 10 years ago

Fabulous series of photographs. I love the close-up shot of her/his leg.

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Thank you very much Susan! These are such cool birds!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

you capture the gorgeous red just right!

MelissaFerguson
Spotted by
MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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