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Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

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Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae
Genus: Grus
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)

Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

, Florida
Cheval, Florida
Citra, Florida
Dunnellon, Florida
Hudson, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Macgregor, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Palm Shores, Florida
Port St Lucie, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Trinity, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Milford, Michigan
San Antonio, New Mexico
Chilton, Wisconsin
Como, Wisconsin

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Member Notes:

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Positive plantladylin On Oct 12, 2009, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

These large birds are amazing creatures. We see them whenever we visit our friends in Rockledge, Fl. They walk along the waters edge and sometimes we see them flying overhead. They have a rather loud, rattling call that can be heard from quite a distance. This pair stood preening for a long time and then one would stop, walk up to a window of one of the town homes and stand there looking in. He actually was probably seeing his reflection in the window but it looked as if he was stopping to chat with a neighbor!

I was able to get within a foot of this pair and they didn't seem to be fearful at all. I possibly could have gotten closer but didn't want to overstep bounds and just feel grateful they allowed me to take their picture!

Positive ChiliMaster On Apr 11, 2010, ChiliMaster from Lake Geneva, WI wrote:

The Sandhill cranes are also back ....saw a large flock recently

Neutral trgwebr On May 9, 2010, trgwebr from Chilton, WI wrote:

Last summer, sandhill cranes ate all the koi out of our 20 by 20 foot outdoor pond. They're back, and we're not as happy as we were a few years ago.

Editorial comment: this sounds far more likely to be a Great Blue Heron, than a Sandhill Crane - Ed.

Neutral coastalzonepush On Jan 15, 2012, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

there are so many of the birds around. it's nice to know they have a safe area to establish a population. but, they are annoying when it comes to gardens - they just love digging things up. they're also an interesting site when they leap, jump, dance and prance

Timer: 14.95 jiffies (0.14953398704529).


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