- Thalasseus sandvicensis
- Terns & Gulls
Sandhill Cranes are large birds that are native to much of North America. Adults are mostly grey overall with a red forehead and white cheeks. Young Sandhill Cranes are called colts and are raised by both parents, who typically mate for life and remain together throughout the year.
Sandhill Cranes are named for an important migratory stop for the birds located in Nebraska. Their call is a loud, unmistakable trumpet-like sound that carries over great distance.
Sandhill Cranes have been around for a very long time. Fossil records in Nebraska indicate the species may be over 2 million years old!
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 07 July 2010|
|Scientific Name||Grus canadensis|
|Birdorable Family||Rails, Cranes & Friends|
(as of 28 January 2016)
41 to 46 inches
73 to 77 inches
116 to 170 ounces
|Range||North America Central America Caribbean United States (West) United States (East)|