ODNR Wild Ohio Video - November 2013
Sandhill cranes are wading birds characterized by long legs, necks, and bills. The sandhill crane ranges between 34 and 38 inches in height and has a six-to seven-foot wingspan. The plumage of the adult sandhill crane is gray with a bald red skin patch on its forehead. Their eyes are yellow and their bill, legs, and feet are blackish. Immature sandhill cranes have a gray body with a brownish head and they lack the red skin patch.