Like all cranes, sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) are “dancers”. A male and female will show each other attention by leaping, bowing, running, stretching their necks, and flapping their wings. Sometimes they sing while they dance and sound very much like a trumpet.
- Where to see them: Siberia and North America
- Length: 4 ft
- Weight: 7 to 11 lbs
- Lifespan: Up to 55 yrs
- Habitat: Wetlands and grasslands
- Diet: Plants and small aquatic animals
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (Ohio Endangered Species List—Endangered)