sandhill crane

noun
sand·​hill crane | \ˈsand-ˌhil- \

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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Beautiful 21-acre site with a half-acre koi pond, stone patios and paths, nesting sandhill cranes, old woods full of wildlife. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Photos: Log cabin in Metamora creates lavish comforts of home," 22 June 2018 The landmark law protects 800 species of birds and helped save some that were on the verge of being hunted to extinction, including the wood duck and the sandhill crane — now a common sight in Wisconsin. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great Wisconsin Birdathon takes flight during Year of the Bird," 5 Apr. 2018 Four sandhill cranes were seen at various places on the Outer Cape. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 14 May 2018 Ospreys dive for fish, flocks of sandhill cranes fly over. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They love fishing, so they set cabins afloat: Wolf River rafts are 'home' to some anglers," 20 June 2018 Currently, only Kentucky and Tennessee have sandhill crane hunting seasons for the eastern population. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: If Michigan asks us for sandhill crane hunt, we'll grant it," 1 Jan. 2018 White Oak has previously bred sandhill cranes but never whooping cranes, Shurter said. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Rare whooping cranes hatch at Florida wildlife refuge | Miami Herald," 9 May 2018 Alaska is among about a dozen states that allow hunters opportunities to harvest sandhill cranes. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Sandhill cranes make their annual short and noisy Interior Alaska stopover," 7 May 2018 The bird is making its way to a dark cloud in the distance, one made of countless other birds—sandhill cranes, to be exact. National Geographic, "This Is What One of the Last Great Migrations Looks Like," 17 Apr. 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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