Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53737

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Gruidae
Genus:Grus
Genus species:Grus canadensis

Animal Characteristics

Height:86-122 cm
Identification:The plumage of the sandhill crane is mostly gray with a red forehead. The neck and legs are long.
Habitat:Freshwater marshes, ponds, tundra, prairies
Diet:Omnivore: varies with location and season; insects, aquatic plant roots, rodents, frogs, reptiles, snails, berries, seeds
Reproduction:Two eggs are laid in a nest of grass and aquatic plants each breeding season. The female does most of the incubation, lasting 29-32 days. The chicks stay with their parents for 9-10 months.
Sandhill cranes forage in flocks.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Asia
North America
Date:1977-04 Subjects:Sandhill crane
long-legged wading bird
Grus
Gruiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53737