Gruidae – Cranes

Grus Americana – Whooping Crane

Grus americana is North America’s tallest bird commonly known as the Whooping crane in the family of Gruidae. It’s a rare bird. These birds survive 22–24 years in the wild. Unrestricted hunting and habitat loss decreased the population to only 21 wild and two captive whooping cranes by 1941. Around 800 migratory birds, three reintroduced […]

Antigone Canadensis – Sandhill Crane

Sandhill cranes, also known as Antigone Canadensis, are a massive species of crane that can be found in North America and far northern Siberia. Platte River Bird is the name given to an area of Nebraska’s Sandhills, which is located in the American Plains and where this bird may be seen in large numbers. The […]

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