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What Do They Eat?
Wetlands habitat
offers a bounty of crane food. These long-legged birds wade in shallow wetlands to catch frogs and small critters. They walk through mud, reeds and grass to nibble plant roots, seeds and berries. They poke around for acorns, snails, insects and rodents in nearby forests. Cranes will eat snakes, small birds — and almost anything they can get their beaks on.

Photo Eva Szyszkoski