sandhill crane

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

Examples of sandhill crane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highlights featured a sandhill crane at the Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster, a golden eagle seen migrating at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, and a Lincoln’s sparrow at the community gardens in Uxbridge., 28 Nov. 2021 Republicans say the goal of the bills, including the sandhill crane proposal, is to make hunting, fishing and trapping more accessible. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2021 At the Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster, a sandhill crane was observed., 20 Nov. 2021 Recently, a couple customized one of her sandhill crane cards with their names and wedding date. Cassie Armstrong,, 26 Nov. 2021 For those fortunate enough to be drawn for one of the 400 permits for Alabama’s third sandhill crane season, Maddox said crane numbers are up this year. Frank Sargeant, al, 24 Nov. 2021 The proposal to create a sandhill crane hunting season mirrors another that died in 2012 in home state of the International Crane Foundation. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021 The package includes a proposal to open sandhill crane hunting in Wisconsin. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2021 Required to hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane and woodcock) in combination with a Federal Duck Stamp and HIP Certification for waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sandhill crane

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandhill crane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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