Have you ever seen a Sandhill Crane? Their size will astound you.
The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is a large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of the bird references habitat like that of the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills in the American Midwest. This is the most important stopover area for the Lesser Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis canadensis), with up to 450,000 of these birds migrating through annually.
Adults are gray overall; during breeding, the plumage is usually much worn and stained, particularly in the migratory populations, and looks nearly ochre. The average weight of the larger male is 10.1lbs, while the average weight of females is 8.9lbs. The Sandhill Crane has a red forehead, white cheeks and a ...