Where are they from?
They spend most of the summer in the upper part of North America, and the winter in the lower part of North America, primarily in Mexico. However, they are migratory birds that branch all across North America.
What do they eat?
Sandhill cranes eat mostly grains and seeds, but they will also eat other things such as insects or small fruits and berries.
How do they act?
Sandhill cranes are monogamous breeders who mate for life and court one another through dancing. One pair of sandhill cranes will usually have no more than two surviving offspring each breeding season, and most times it is no more than one. When they nest, they prefer wetlands with plenty of vegetation surrounding them. They gather the materials for their nest together, and the female shapes the nest to her preference.
Are they endangered?
Sandhill cranes are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
The offspring of sandhill cranes will stay with their parents for up to 10 months before departing to find their own partner.
What if humans had legs as long as sandhill cranes?