My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Cranes


Cranes

Order: Gruiformes Family: Gruidae
Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or “dances”. There is 1 Michigan species.

Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis

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