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Sandhill cranes stalk a parking lot near the Headquarters Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Sandhill cranes stalk a parking lot near the Headquarters Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Sandhill cranes are primarily birds of open freshwater wetlands and shallow marshes and in Florida use seasonally variable wetlands, grasslands, and palm and pine savannahs. Sandhill cranes are omnivorous, feeding on a wide variety of plant materials (including waste grains) and small vertebrates and invertebrates, both on land and in shallow wetlands. Florida's sandhill crane population increases as cranes from northern states spend the winter in Florida. Florida sandhill cranes stay with the same mate for several years and young sandhills stay with their parents until they are about 10 months old. Like their endangered relatives the whooping cranes, sandhills live to be older than most birds. In fact, some sandhill cranes live up to 20 years. Photo credit: NASAJim Grossmann

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  • Title: Sandhill cranes stalk a parking lot near the Headquarters Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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