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Sandhill Crane - (Grus canadensis) 



  • Large grey bird with long dark legs
  • Bare red skin above eyes
  • Long beak
  • Brownish body coloring on adults during
         breeding season
  • 37" (94 cm.)


  • Marsh for nesting and roosting
  • Meadows and fields for foraging

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Breeding adults give a loud unison
         call early mornings
  • Cranes in Wisconsin have recovered
         from drastic population decline

Comparable Species

Sandhill Crane standing among wetland grasses

Sandhill Crane in a field


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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