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028 PORTRAIT OF A CRANE - SANDHILL CRANE
Sandhill Crane - Platte River Valley, Nebraska. A stately sandhill crane stands in a secluded wet meadow near the Platte River. Sandhill cranes can stand from 31/2 to 5 feet tall with wing spans up to nearly seven feet. During their stay on the Platte, wet meadows provide invertebrates that are a small but critical part of their diet important in healthy egg and chick development. Wet meadows also provide cranes secluded are as to rest, court, preen and bathe.