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Florida Sandhill Crane – Grus Canadensis Pratensis

Status: Not ranked, but designated threatened in Florida
Bird in a field

Habitat: Florida sandhill cranes live in areas including freshwater marshes, prairies and pastures. They can be found in urban and suburban areas in Florida and southern Georgia.

Adaptations: While other types of sandhill cranes are migratory, Florida sandhill cranes are not. Florida sandhill cranes fly with their necks fully stretched out. The head of this species features a red bald spot.

Diet: Sandhill cranes are omnivores, and they eat seeds, grains, berries, insects, earthworms and small animals such as mice, frogs and crayfish.

Fun Fact: The sound of a sandhill crane can travel for up to two miles. These animals mate for life.