Definition of sandhill crane in English:

sandhill crane

Syllabification: sand·hill crane
Pronunciation: /ˈsandˌhil ˌkrān


  • A chiefly migratory North American crane with grayish plumage and a red crown.
    • Grus canadensis, family Gruidae
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    • 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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