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Sandhill Crane eggs, like the two being tended in this image, average about 3.45 inches at their longest diameter.
After hatching, young Whooping Cranes quickly learn to explore the environment near the breeding territory.
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sandhill Cranes are affected by human activity primarily through habitat loss, disrubance/displacement, and hunting.
The cinnamon-buff and cinnamon-brown plumage of juvenile Whooping Cranes is distinctive.