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