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This was one af a pair of Florida sandhill cranes at Clearwater Lake in the Ocala National Forest one September day.
A large bird of open grasslands, meadows and wetlands, these cranes can sometimes be seen in residential areas and on roadsides.
Two subspecies of sandhill cranes are found in Florida. A population of about four to five thousand non-migratory Antigone canadensis - subspecies pratensis - live year round in Florida and south Georgia. These Florida sandhill cranes are state listed as threatened. A larger population of greater sandhill cranes spends winters in Florida and summers in the Great Lakes region. The two subspecies are indistinguishable from each other. Sandhill cranes were removed from the genus Grus in 2016. Other species of Antigone are found in Asia and Australia. Antigone is the name of Oedipus's daughter/half-sister in Greek mythology.
Sandhill cranes have gray bodies, red foreheads and white cheeks. They are up to four feet tall with a wingspan of over six feet. Males and females are similar to each other, with the males being slightly larger. Mated pairs remain together year-round.
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