sandhill crane

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sand·hill crane

A large crane (Grus canadensis) of North America and northeastern Siberia, having gray plumage and a bald red forehead.

sand′hill crane`

a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish gray plumage and a red forehead.
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The statewide sandhill crane hunting season will remain the same with only a change in calendar dates.
The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is designed to protect non-migratory birds that live along the Gulf Coast.
Although most reports in the literature focus on ungulates, (6) capture myopathy has been described in several avian species, including the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), the Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), and the Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), (7,8) as well as several species of crane (greater sandhill crane [Grus canadensis tabida], grey-crowned crane [Balearica regulorum]), (9 11) wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), (12) waterfowl (Canada geese [Branta canadensis], snow geese [Chen caerulescens], Ross's geese [Chen rossii]) (13) and ratites (emu [Dromaius novaehollandiae], greater rhea [Rhea americanaD.
The most abundant waterbirds of the lagoon were said to be the Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Snow Goose (Chen caenilescens), Ross's Goose (Chen rossii), and the Mexican Duck (Anas platyrhynchos diazi) (Comision para la Cooperacion Ambiental, 1999; based on unpubl.
Scientists placed whooping crane eggs collected from Wood Buffalo National Park and from the captive flock at Patuxent WRC in sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) nests at Gray's Lake nWr.
She waxes poetic in 12 essays (cycling from March to March) about her experiences, which include, among other things, being there for spectacular Sandhill crane migrations, monitoring bluebird populations, exploring life around the Platte River--plant, animal and human--and relating the riverAEs history.
North America's sandhill crane has not changed in nine million years, according to fossil finds in Nebraska.
A sandhill crane, a happy crabber and a gritty clam-digger captured by three local photographers are among the winners in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's annual photo contest.
Tbe phases of the Toad Migration Moon & the Sandhill Crane Migration Moon & the Maurading Mouse Moon
Melissa has received several national and international awards in photography, and her photographs of the great sandhill crane migration along the Platte River were recently featured in the March 2014 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.