A chiefly migratory North American crane with greyish plumage and a red crown.
- Grus canadensis, family Gruidae.
- Two species are native to North America, the whooping crane and the sandhill crane (G. canadensis).
- With the Mississippi sandhill crane breeding facility in operation for seven years, the Audubon facility has proven that dwindling crane populations can be boosted through a combination of artificial insemination and hand-rearing.
- The ‘Marshland Elegy’ chapter of Sand County ends with an epitaph to the sandhill crane.
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