Sandhill Crane - Gruidae Grus canadensis
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Sandhill Crane with Fresh Plumage at Bear River MBR, Davis County, Utah, 04-18-04 © N J Davis, Gruidae Grus Canadensis

Stained Sandhill Crane

Photo Details

1.  August 13, 2012, Charleston Fields, Wasatch County, Utah
2. April 18, 2004 - Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Davis County, Utah
3. June 1, 2003 - Near BOR Mitigation Site, Jordanelle Wetlands, Wasatch County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

L 41-46, WS 73-77. Fresh gray plumage becomes rust stained, Red crown

Cranes Summer on prairies and tundra, during winter they are in shallow water and fields. They forage by probing for seeds, grains and small animals. Lay 1-3 dark marked olive eggs in nest of marsh plants, grasses and weeds placed in shallow water or on ground. Precocial. Courting display is a graceful jumping dance.

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