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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) Chick Eyeing Snail

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A Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) chick walking through the plants along a lake shoreline in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. This chick seems to be eyeing that small snail at the top of a plant leaf. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest quite quickly, even within 8 hours of hatching. They are even able to swim at that age. This chick was following its parents around the shoreline and was periodically fed various bits of food by them. The Crane's diet consists of seeds, grains, berries, tubers, invertebrates, and small vertebrates.
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A Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) chick walking through the plants along a lake shoreline in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  This chick seems to be eyeing that small snail at the top of a plant leaf. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest quite quickly, even within 8 hours of hatching.  They are even able to swim at that age. This chick was following its parents around the shoreline and was periodically fed various bits of food by them. The Crane's diet consists of seeds, grains, berries, tubers, invertebrates, and small vertebrates.