Mississippi Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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).
This species is listed wherever it is found, but
- States/US Territories in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: Mississippi
- US Counties in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Entire is known to occur:
MISSISSIPPI SANDHILL CRANE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|06/04/1973||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
» RecoveryRecovery Plan Information Search
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/06/1991||Mississippi Sandhill Crane||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 3|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|04/09/2010||75 FR 18233 18234||5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|08/08/1977||42 FR 39985 39988||Determination of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Sandhill Crane; 42 FR 39985 39988 (Grus canadensis)||Final Rule||Final designated|
|09/03/1975||40 FR 40521 40522||Mississippi Sandhill Crane, Determination of Critical Habitat; 40 FR 40521 40522 (Grus canadensis pulla)||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|06/30/1975||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://criticalhabitat.fws.gov
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Mississippi Sandhill crane, Entire
No petition findings have been published for the Mississippi Sandhill crane, Entire.
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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