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Minnesota State Bird. The Common Loon (Gavia immer) or Great Northern Diver, is a large member of the loon family with adults averaging 28 36 inches in length and a 48-58 inch wingspan. Breeding adults of the species have a black head, white underparts and a checkered black-and-white mantle.What is the largest bird in Minnesota?
The sandhill crane, or "sandhill," is among Minnesota's largest bird species, standing about five feet tall and having a wingspread of nearly seven feet. Sandhills are birds of wet meadows and open landscapes.What are the names of winter birds?
Common Name: Northern Cardinal. Scientific Name: Cardinalis cardinalis. The northern cardinal is one of the most popular winter backyard birds. While these bold red birds are common throughout the eastern United States all year round, they are particularly welcome in the winter.What birds live in winter?
The most common winter birds include finches, sparrows, titmice, jays, woodpeckers, chickadees and cardinals, though there are always other birds that may appear at full, enticing feeders. Birders in northern regions may have pine grosbeaks, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills visit their feeders in winter.