1005. Grus canadensis

1005. Canadian Crane.
GRUS CANADENSIS.
Grus canadensis (Linn.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 234 (1766) ; Bidgway, p. 135 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 256 ; Blaauw, Monogr. Cranes, p. 20, pl. vi. ; G. fraterculus, Cass, in Baird Cass, and Lawr. B. N. Am. p. 656 (1858) ; Tegetm. and Blyth, Nat. Hist. Cranes, p. 78 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 800 ; G. mexicana (P. L. S. Muller), Natur¬syst. Suppl, p. 110 (1776) ; Ridgway, p. 135 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 254.
Male ad. (N. America). Crown and lores bare, reddish, more or less covered with blackish hairs ; general colour slate-grey or plumbeous grey, sometimes tinged with rusty brownish ; primaries darker ; cheeks and throat whitish ; bill blackish, paler at tip ; legs and feet blackish ; iris crimson. Culmen 4.4, wing 18.5, tail 7.7, tarsus 8.0. Sexes alike.
Hab. North America, from Alaska and Hudson’s Bay, south to Mexico, Florida, and Georgia in winter.
Obtained twice in North-eastern Siberia on the promontory of Chukotskoi Noss, one of the specimens being in the Warsaw Museum. Grus australasiana, Gould, which inhabits Eastern Australia has also, according to Taczanowski (F. O. Sib. O. 801), been once obtained near Yakutsk.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1005. Grus canadensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1005
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
720
Common name: 
Canadian Crane
M_ID: 
3803
M_CN: 
Sandhill Crane
M_SN: 
Grus canadensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10112

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