Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane
Classification(s) : Predator
Cat Name : Crane
Common Name : Sandhill Crane
Scientific Name : Grus canadensis
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Physical Description :

A very large bird with a gray feathered body, long neck and legs, and tufted rump feathers. The cheeks bear a white marking and the bodies of some birds might have a ruddy cast to it.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 47.2 Inches (120 Centimeters)
Wingspan: 78.7 Inches (200 Centimeters)
Weight: 119.9–172.8 Ounces (3400–4900 Grams)

Behavior :

The Sandhill Crane feeds in marshy ground by probing with it’s bill in addition to hunting the odd small mammal using a home nest (located on the ground) as it’s base of operations.

Social Organization :

Most adult Cranes encountered will be one half of a mated pair, and they will watch over their offspring together.

Approval Level : Mod; Sandhill Cranes move into swampland to nest, and in accordance they would be a problem for a full season if they took up residence in a clan territory.
Danger Level : High (All cats are vulnerable);

Sandhill Cranes are large enough to kill a grown cat with their bills, and as they run in pairs almost exclusively this adds to the danger.