Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Possible Evidence of Fish-Eating by a Lesser Sandhill Crane in the Central Platte Valley, Nebraska

MYRA ANN LOUISE MERGLER NIEMEIER, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Paul E. Niemeier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Copyright 1982, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Centrarchid fish scales, probably those of the Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), were found in the crop of a Lesser Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis canadensis) from the Central Platte Valley, Nebraska, in March, 1976. Scales were primarily from age class II fish. Fish total length was estimated at 100.60 mm.