no sexual dimorphism; red crown, gray body (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis

Native Range: North America

Notes: a gregarius crane of open grasslands and prairies; noisy and conspicuous; voice a rolling bugle or sometimes a sharp rattling noise; like many cranes, pairs show elaborate courtship dances with much parading, odd body contorsions, and wing-assisted jumps into the air.

sitting down; note white throat, red crown (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

juveniles; some rusty brown on wings (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-28)

courtship dance (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

group of juveniles (California, USA; 2007-11-22)

somewhat larger flock (California, USA; 2007-11-22)

much larger flock (California, USA; 2007-11-22)

posing for a portrait (Florida, USA; 2007-12-28)