Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)   1 comment

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

The Sandhill Crane is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. They have one of the longest fossil histories of any bird still found today. The oldest unequivocal Sandhill Crane fossil is 2.5 million years old, much older than the earliest remains of most living species of birds. Fossils of most living bird species are less than 1.8 million years old.
I clicked this bird while it was standing on a frozen lake at Kensington Metropark in Michigan.

One response to “Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

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  1. seems quite large, and well bundled (for obvious reasons)

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