sandhill crane


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sand·hill crane

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

sand′hill crane`

(ˈsændˌhɪl)
n.
a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish gray plumage and a red forehead.
[1795–1805]
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In the field, long ranks of snow and blue geese buzzed by the window, and in a handful of places we saw the lanky gray figures of sandhill cranes, like clay-colored statues in the amber autumn fields.
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