Sandhill Crane

Grus mexicana

By day they feed on the dry prairies but each flock has its favorite waterhole to which it returns in the late autumn and spends the night. One who would watch their slate gray forms swing against the sunset sky must be well hidden for their eyes are keen and a strange object sends them off to a safer haven. Their habits are similar to the Little Brown Crane's and they perform similar dances.

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Birds and Trees of North America
Volume 3
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