Sandhill Cranes are very large, tall birds with a long neck, long legs, and very broad wings. The bulky body tapers into a slender neck; the short tail is covered by drooping feathers that form a “bustle.” The head is small and the bill is straight and longer than the head.
About the same size, but considerably bulkier, than a Great Blue Heron. Smaller than a Whooping Crane.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 47.2 in (120 cm)
- Weight: 119.9-172.8 oz (3400-4900 g)
- Wingspan: 78.7 in (200 cm)