Florida Sandhill Crane

Florida Sandhill Crane

Florida Sandhill Crane
Antigone canadensis pratensis


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Gruiformes
FAMILY
Gruidae

Range

Florida and southeastern Georgia


Habitat

Freshwater wetlands, including marshes, wet prairies, and savannas


Diet

Plants, grains, invertebrates; also small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians

Weight

7.5 - 11 lbs.

Height

3 -4 ft.

Wingspan

Over 5 ft.

Incubation

29 - 32 days

Clutch

1 – 3 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • A sandhill crane pair performs unison calling to create a bond.
  • Both the males and females make a rattling "kar-r-r-r- o-o-o" sound. The call varies in length, strength and loudness depending on its intention.
  • During mating, sandhill cranes perform dancing displays, which may involve wing flapping, bowing, jumps, and even stick throwing.

 

Conservation

Not threatened, but faces challenges from loss and degradation of wetland habitats.

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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