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sandhill crane George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, delta, canada north america

sandhill crane George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, delta, canada north america Stock Photo
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Michael DeFreitas North America / Alamy Stock Photo

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ACEJTW

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50.4 MB (3.7 MB Compressed download)

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3372 x 5223 px | 28.5 x 44.2 cm | 11.2 x 17.4 inches | 300dpi

Location:

canada

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The Sandhill Crane is a large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. They have the longest fossil history of any extant bird, with a 10 million year-old specimen having been found whose structure is identical to the modern Sandhill Crane. Adults are grey; they have a red forehead, white cheeks and a long dark pointed bill. They have long dark legs which trail behind in flight and a long neck that is kept straight in flight. Immature birds have reddish brown upperparts and grey underparts. The other large, grayish-bodied wader of North America is the Great Blue Heron. Although this heron is of similar dimensions to the sandhill and is sometimes given the misnomer "crane", it is extremely different in plumage, method of flight (it flies with its neck tucked towards the body instead of extended) and general structure.

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