sandhill crane

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sand·​hill crane | \ ˈsand-ˌhil- How to pronounce sandhill crane (audio) \

Definition of sandhill crane

: a crane (Grus canadensis) of North America and Siberia that has a red crown and is chiefly bluish gray tinged with a sandy yellow

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In Florida, sandhill cranes roam and fly throughout almost every country south of the Panhandle. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Alabama will let hunters kill sandhill cranes," 14 Aug. 2019 The art scenes include deer, turkey, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, wildlife heritage with an indigo bunting, sandhill crane or shooting sports. Frank Sargeant, al, "Hard Card hunting and fishing licenses now available," 28 Aug. 2019 The River Walk Trail an easy 3-mile trip, start to finish, that is nearly flat, with good bird watching; more than 250 species have been sighted here, including sandhill cranes starting in October. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "5 spots to beat the heat in Sacramento," 21 Aug. 2019 In addition to the sandhill crane, whoopers are one of only two crane species native to North America. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's whooping crane pair act as foster parents to chick born at the zoo," 28 June 2019 Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area in Halifax: Among reports were an American bittern, a little blue heron, and a sandhill crane. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 11 Aug. 2019 Thirteen states west of the Mississippi River have sandhill crane hunting seasons. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "For first time in 100 years, Alabama will allow hunting of sandhill cranes," 9 Aug. 2019 Aside from the cows, there are other visiting luminaries from the animal kingdom: elk, deer, bunnies, eagles, sandhill cranes, and meadowlarks, to name a few. James Florio, National Geographic, "See the wildest art destination in the West," 21 Mar. 2019 Impact on sandhill cranes Nebraska officials contemplated what this could mean. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Big new reservoirs planned northeast of Denver would divert more of South Platte’s Nebraska-bound water to thirsty metro suburbs," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of sandhill crane

1805, in the meaning defined above

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