Mississippi Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Mississippi sandhill cranes resemble great blue herons (Ardea herodias). A major distinguishing characteristic is that cranes are completely gray. Great blue herons usually have white on their heads and dark colored underparts. When standing erect, cranes are about 4 feet tall. Male and female cranes are similar in appearance. All cranes have long necks, and adult cranes possess a bald red forehead. The species vocalizations are loud and clattering. Cranes are also unique in that they require separate nesting, foraging, and roosting habitats (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1991).

  • States/US Territories in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Wherever found is known to occur:  Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1973-06-04 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1975-09-03 00:00:00.0 40 FR 40521 40522 Mississippi Sandhill Crane, Determination of Critical Habitat; 40 FR 40521 40522 (Grus canadensis pulla)
1973-06-04 00:00:00.0 38 FR 14678 Amendments to List of Endangered Fish and Wildlife; 37 FR 14678
2010-04-09 00:00:00.0 75 FR 18233 18234 5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
1975-06-30 00:00:00.0 40 FR 27501 27502 Emergency Determination of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Sandhill Crane; 40 FR 27501 27502 (Grus canadensis pulla)
1977-08-08 00:00:00.0 42 FR 39985 39988 Determination of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Sandhill Crane; 42 FR 39985 39988 (Grus canadensis)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1991-09-06 Mississippi Sandhill Crane View Implementation Progress Final Revision 3
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2010-04-09 75 FR 18233 18234 5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
1977-08-08 42 FR 39985 39988 Determination of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Sandhill Crane; 42 FR 39985 39988 (Grus canadensis) Final Rule Final designated
1975-09-03 40 FR 40521 40522 Mississippi Sandhill Crane, Determination of Critical Habitat; 40 FR 40521 40522 (Grus canadensis pulla) Proposed Rule Not Required
1975-06-30 40 FR 27501 27502 Emergency Determination of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Sandhill Crane; 40 FR 27501 27502 (Grus canadensis pulla) Final Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Mississippi Sandhill crane.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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