TITLE

Crane

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Crane, a family of large wading birds. Cranes in flight resemble herons, except that cranes fly with their necks outstretched, while herons curve their necks into an S shape. The sandhill crane nests in an area ranging from northeastern Canada to Nebraska and the Gulf states; it winters in central Mexico and Cuba. It is nearly four feet (1.2 m) tall. Its feathers are a pale brownish gray. The head above the eyes is reddish, and is bare except for a few black, hairlike feathers. The sandhill crane is endangered because the draining of marshes in the United States has reduced its nesting grounds.
ACCESSION #
37309968

 

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