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10 bird species that get divorced

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 16, 2014, 12:41 p.m.
sandhill crane pair

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Sandhill cranes

As long as everything is going well in the nest, sandhill crane pairs will typically stay together for life. Divorce rates are relatively low, and are especially low for pairs that have consistently successful broods each nesting season. But it's up to the male to establish and maintain a nesting territory. If his skill at this isn't up to snuff, the marriage might end with a break-up. (Talk about pressure.)