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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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By the time this November's moon turns full, sandhill cranes will be traveling south along their flyways, foretelling the arrival of early winter with their calls.
The anticoccidial efficacy of amprolium, clazuril, and monensin were studied in sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) infected with a mixture of Eimeria spp oocysts.
Drive the gravel 3-mile wildlife-area loop very slowly, pulling over to study white-faced ibis probing shallow ponds, spot lesser sandhill cranes stalking meadows, and look into leafless trees as they come alive with raptors.
Limits: 8 ducks daily, with 24 in possession; 5 geese daily, 15 possession; 2 sandhill cranes daily, 4 possession.
The pristine Meriwether Ranch, located on the legendary Big Hole River outside of Melrose, Montana, halfway between Butte and Dillon, is home to deer, fox, moose, elk, otters, beaver, osprey, bald eagles, ducks, grouse, geese, Sandhill cranes and pronghorn antelope.
Gracious oaks, disheveled myrtles, sandhill cranes, and gopher tortoises punctuated a land that told the record of its history in one sweeping glance: the Seminole, the Florida Cracker, and the Kissimmee River.
From here, immense flocks of snow geese, sandhill cranes, and other waterfowl may be seen, having safely made the journey to their winter home, sheltered by the timeless cottonwoods.
1992) reported the time soon after sunrise is strongly associated with pair formation and courtship on staging areas by Sandhill Cranes.
Shoot Specks, Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes and Ducks.
ANWR offers critical nesting grounds for more than a hundred species of migratory birds, including tundra swans, snow geese, sandhill cranes, peregrine falcons, and golden eagles.
This is the wintering ground of sandhill cranes, hawks, falcons, Canada geese, great blue herons, and abundant waterfowl, including mallards and canvasbacks.
About 12 miles northeast is Lake Sommerville, which in spring is a stop for sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, eagles, Canada geese and other migratory birds.