Baby Birdorable: Sandhill Crane

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Sandhill Crane. Sandhill Cranes typically nest on or near water. The nest of primarily vegetation is constructed by both parent birds. One to two eggs are normally laid and incubation takes approximately 30 days. The adorable chicks are able to stand, walk, and leave the nest within 24 hours of hatching.

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane by Marcin Chady (CC BY 2.0)
Mississippi sandhill crane chick
Mississippi sandhill crane chick by USFWS/Southeast (CC BY 2.0)
20060513_1524b by kellyv
Sandhill Crane and chick by nigel (CC BY 2.0)
Sandhill Crane chick by nigel (CC BY 2.0)
Sandhill Crane chick (three days young) by nigel (CC BY 2.0)
Sandhill Crane chick by nigel (CC BY 2.0)
Crane and Chick
Crane and Chick by Brian Garrett (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable Sandhill Crane t-shirts and gifts!


Nicole on July 29, 2011 at 8:43 PM wrote:
ahh, never mind forget it.
NatureFootstep Birds on July 31, 2011 at 6:04 PM wrote:
oh, such cute little cranes. I have never seen them so small. Nice to see.
Jenna on July 31, 2011 at 7:19 PM wrote:
oh those are very cute little sandhill cranes! It is very interesting that they can walk in 24 hours of hatching!

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