sandhill crane

[ sand-hil ]
/ ˈsændˌhɪl /

noun

a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish-gray plumage and a red forehead.

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Origin of sandhill crane

1795–1805, Americanism;sandhill,late Middle English sond hille,Old English sondhyll.See sand, hill
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