Rocky Mountain Sandhill CraneGrus Canadensis
Facts About Rocky Mountain Sandhill CraneSize: About 4’ tall with a wingspan that can measure greater than 6’.
Color: Adults are mostly gray and with a crimson crown on their head; young birds are rust-colored.
Lifespan: Up to 25 years (though some have been recorded to live much longer).
Crane or Heron? Cranes fly with their necks straight while herons fly with their necks curved.