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More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? #6999798
12/17/17 06:25 PM
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Found it again about 4 miles from the original spot, still a long ways off.







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Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #6999883
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Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #7000016
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Very cool pictures.

Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #7000035
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Possible it is Leucistic, but......


"THE PROBLEM OF LUCISTIC SANDHILL CRANES

In July of last year, researchers with the Wisconsin-based International Crane Foundation (ICF) found a dead radio-tagged Whooping Crane in a Waupaca County wheat field. The bird had been shot. Matthew Kent Larsen, 28, of New London pleaded guilty in federal court in Green Bay for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by killing a protected species. Larsen told authorities he shot the crane because he thought it was an albino Sandhill Crane. Of course, Whooping Cranes are white and Sandhill Cranes are normally gray or reddish brown. Neither bird is legal to be hunted in Wisconsin. You can read more about this issue from the USFWS, a summary of which was released this past summer here:

www.fws.gov/midwest/news/730.html

While rare, white Sandhill Cranes have been described by several observers. Birds with non-eumelanin schizochorism, a genetic pigmentation condition producing a leucistic (i.e., pale or white appearance), have been described from Saskatchewan, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and elsewhere. Some such cranes are almost totally white with a red forehead and brown wings, while others are white with only a scattering of gray feathers on their wings and back. Still other cranes have only the wings and back white.

While researchers in the past have speculated that one of these leucistic Sandhill Cranes could be mistaken for a Whooping Crane, it is also possible that a Whooping Crane could be mistaken for a leucistic Sandhill Crane."

http://refugeassociation.org/2014/10/the-birding-community-e-bulletin-october/

Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: Sniper John] #7000079
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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
Possible it is Leucistic, but......


"THE PROBLEM OF LUCISTIC SANDHILL CRANES

In July of last year, researchers with the Wisconsin-based International Crane Foundation (ICF) found a dead radio-tagged Whooping Crane in a Waupaca County wheat field. The bird had been shot. Matthew Kent Larsen, 28, of New London pleaded guilty in federal court in Green Bay for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by killing a protected species. Larsen told authorities he shot the crane because he thought it was an albino Sandhill Crane. Of course, Whooping Cranes are white and Sandhill Cranes are normally gray or reddish brown. Neither bird is legal to be hunted in Wisconsin. You can read more about this issue from the USFWS, a summary of which was released this past summer here:

www.fws.gov/midwest/news/730.html

While rare, white Sandhill Cranes have been described by several observers. Birds with non-eumelanin schizochorism, a genetic pigmentation condition producing a leucistic (i.e., pale or white appearance), have been described from Saskatchewan, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and elsewhere. Some such cranes are almost totally white with a red forehead and brown wings, while others are white with only a scattering of gray feathers on their wings and back. Still other cranes have only the wings and back white.

While researchers in the past have speculated that one of these leucistic Sandhill Cranes could be mistaken for a Whooping Crane, it is also possible that a Whooping Crane could be mistaken for a leucistic Sandhill Crane."

http://refugeassociation.org/2014/10/the-birding-community-e-bulletin-october/


If I'm not mistaken a Whooper has black or dark leg's even the juveniles, this one does not. No black plumage and no black mustache at the base of the beak.


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Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #7000088
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Believe me that is NOT a whooper. I had whooping Cranes here on my place during the drought,they are SO much bigger!! At one time there were 9 here. I had the Federal bios here wondering why they chose to be here. coolpics HWY- MAN.

Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #7000092
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Abilene or on the road...
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Great pics and good info.


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Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: HWY_MAN] #7000095
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Here are Whooping Cranes.

Re: More White Sandhill Crane pic's.? [Re: Master Plumb] #7000336
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Very cool pictures.

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