Birds Likely to be Observed in Oregon
Sandhill Crane

Location in Oregon
Blue is Winter range - Red is Summer range
Purple is Year-round range - Yellow is Migration range

Sandhill Crane range

Sandhill Crane

Grus canadensis - Locally common in prairies and fields, and occasionally in open pinelands and marshes. Both the gray adult and the brown immature can be recognized by their very large size and uniform coloration. Note the bare red cap of the adult. The flight is an alternation of gliding and flapping; the rapid upstroke of the wings is a good field mark. Often seen in flocks except during the breeding season. Small rodents, frogs, and insects are its food. The voice is a low, loud musical rattle.

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