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Sandhill Crane: here’s the scoop

threats

The future for sandhill cranes is mainly tied to the fate of their habitat. It’s particularly important to conserve wetlands in the ranges of non-migratory populations, and in staging and wintering areas where large migratory flocks congregate.

Species

Sandhill Crane

Scientific name

Antigone canadensis

Habitat

Wetlands, prairies, grasslands, and agricultural fields

Diet

Grains, seeds, berries, invertebrates and vertebrates

life expectancy

13 – 15 years

Did you know?

Sandhill cranes mate for life, choosing their partners based on dancing displays.

Range

Canada, China, Cuba, Japan, Korea, Mexico; eastern Russia, United States, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Turks and Caicos Islands

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant