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Crane, Little brown bird pictures


Crane, Little brown bird picturesLITTLE BROWN CRANE
205. Grus canadensis. 36 inches.

This smaller variety is very much like the Sandhill Crane, but more brown, especially on the wings. When in flight this family always carry the neck fully extended, while the Herons draw the neck back between the wings.

Unlike herons the young birds are born covered with down, and can run about as soon as they appear.

Range. - In northern Canada, where it breeds.