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A sndhill crane performs a courtship dance at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado's San Luis Valley. The refuge is a staging area for thousands of sandhill cranes as they make their spring migration back to their nesting grounds farther north. At this time of year, their courtship behavior is in full swing.
A sndhill crane performs a courtship dance at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado's San Luis Valley. The refuge is a staging area for thousands of sandhill cranes as they make their spring migration back to their nesting grounds farther north. At this time of year, their courtship behavior is in full swing.