Sandhill Crane

Antigone canadensis

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Cranes (Gruidae)

Code 4

SACR

Code 6

GRUCAN

ITIS

HEAD

Sandhill Crane Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark yellow-brown in hatchlings, becoming straw to orange-yellow. Varies in adults from bright orange to deep scarlet.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red and gray.
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sandhill Crane Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 86-122 cm (34-48 in)
  • Weight: 3749 g (132.27 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Sandhill Crane Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Heavy, labored, steady wing beats with slow downstroke., Rapid jerky upstroke.
  • Wingspan Range: 185-229 cm (73-90 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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