Timely capture on quite a blustery/chilly day at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, central Minnesota.
Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) are long-legged , long-necked, gray, heron-like birds with a patch of bald, red skin on top of their head. The name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills on the American Plains. While there are 15 species of cranes in the world, only two are found in North America- the Sandhill crane and the whooping crane.
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