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Closeup of Sandhill Crane Adult

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A closeup of an Adult Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) head and neck as it walked through a shoreline wetland searching for food for its nearby chick. The Crane's diet consists of seeds, grains, berries, tubers, invertebrates, and small vertebrates. The chicks leave the nest within 8 hours of hatching. Sandhill Cranes have a relatively long lifespan, with an average around 20 years. The species itself is over 2.5 million years old.
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A closeup of an Adult Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) head and neck as it walked through a shoreline wetland searching for food for its nearby chick. The Crane's diet consists of seeds, grains, berries, tubers, invertebrates, and small vertebrates. The chicks leave the nest within 8 hours of hatching. Sandhill Cranes have a relatively long lifespan, with an average around 20 years.  The species itself is over 2.5 million years old.