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Sandhill Crane Adult and Chick

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An adult Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) with its chick foraging in the plants along a lake shoreline in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Sandhill Cranes are omnivorous so these foods likely included invertebrates, insects, reptiles, seeds, and berries. This chick was following its parents around the shoreline and was periodically fed various bits of food by them. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest quite quickly, even within 8 hours of hatching. They are even able to swim at that age.
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An adult Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) with its chick foraging in the plants along a lake shoreline in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  Sandhill Cranes are omnivorous so these foods likely included invertebrates, insects, reptiles, seeds, and berries. This chick was following its parents around the shoreline and was periodically fed various bits of food by them. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest quite quickly, even within 8 hours of hatching.  They are even able to swim at that age.