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

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Recent Examples on the Web Officials in central Nebraska are worried that next spring’s sandhill crane viewing season will be disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic just like this year’s was and hurt the area’s economy. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Sandhill cranes, black-footed ferrets, Washington crossing the Delaware: News from around our 50 states," 28 Dec. 2020 Common crane, Nebraska, 1996, on a visit during the sandhill crane migration season. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Birder's life lists can trigger a walk down a bird-lined memory lane," 8 Dec. 2020 The bugle calls of the sandhill crane could be heard overhead as wave upon wave of the migrating birds made their way Wednesday to roosting pastures at the Jasper Pulaski Wildlife Center in Medaryville. Carrie Napoleon,, "Annual visit from thousands of sandhill cranes draws birding fans to Medaryville: ‘It’s a natural phenomenon’," 13 Nov. 2020 Harold and Becky Brown, of North Salem, made the three-hour journey for the first time to see the sandhill crane migration. Carrie Napoleon,, "Annual visit from thousands of sandhill cranes draws birding fans to Medaryville: ‘It’s a natural phenomenon’," 13 Nov. 2020 Last spring, a Canada goose laid her eggs in a sandhill crane’s nest but was chased away before her eggs hatched, as Amelia Langas reported for Audubon magazine at the time. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "See Birds Dive, Splash and Play in These Prize-Winning Photos," 15 July 2020 Over the next month, the birds would continue to migrate along the Platte, eventually representing about 80 percent of the world’s sandhill crane population and the entire native population of the endangered whooping crane. Lindsay Fendt, Smithsonian Magazine, "How COVID-19 Is Disrupting Crucial Conservation Efforts," 18 May 2020 And in June 2018, Pewaukee neighbors saved a sandhill crane with rubber wrapped around its beak. Genevieve Redsten, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Wisconsin family saved a swimming bear who got its head stuck in a cheese ball tub," 29 June 2020 The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday will hear an update on sandhill crane management and population status in Wisconsin. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sandhill crane population and management issues on tap for NRB meeting," 20 June 2020

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandhill crane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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