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H-53  Lesser Sandhill Cranes (flying)

H-53 Lesser Sandhill Cranes (flying)

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    11" x 14"

Additional Information

 The Lesser Sandhill Crane comes to Texas each winter from its breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska.

The melodious call of the sandhill can be heard over almost all of Texas as they glide and circle at great altitudes or feed in family groups in stubble fields or ranch pastures.

They congregate by the many thousands on the Playa Lakes of the Texas High Plains.  The cranes roost on the shallow lakes at night and visit them to drink during the day.  Early each day they fly out to the grain or wheat fields and return to the lakes at dusk.  They spend the night standing in shallow water.  Supposedly this affords protection, since a coyote or other predator would wake them with their splashing in the water.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection.

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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