sandhill crane

/sand"hil'/
a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish-gray plumage and a red forehead.
[1795-1805, Amer.; sandhill, late ME sond hille, OE sondhyll. See SAND, HILL]

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Crane species (Grus canadensis family Gruidae), 35–43 in.

(90–110 cm) long, with a red crown, a bluish or brownish gray body tinged with sandy yellow, and a long, harsh, penetrating call. It is one of the oldest of all existing bird species. It breeds from Alaska to Hudson Bay; it formerly bred in south-central Canada and the Great Lakes region of the U.S. but is now uncommon in those regions. A smaller, nonmigratory subspecies breeds in Florida and southern Georgia. Sandhill cranes have been used as surrogate parents in efforts to save the whooping crane from extinction.

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