whooping crane


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whooping crane:

see cranecrane,
large wading bird found in marshes in the Northern Hemisphere and in Africa. Although sometimes confused with herons, cranes are more closely related to rails and limpkins.
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whooping crane

[′hu̇p·iŋ ‚krān]
(vertebrate zoology)
Grus americana. A member of a rare North American migratory species of wading birds; the entire species forms a single population.
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Habitat loss caused by conversion of wetlands and grasslands to agricultural fields, coupled with unregulated hunting and specimen collection, devastated whooping crane populations.
Endangered whooping cranes also use the river (along with its adjacent wet meadows) as a rest stop during their migration north from Texas each spring.
In 1975, the first whooping crane reintroduction attempt was made in Idaho.
Observed prey included one Carolina anolis (Anoils carolinensis), apparently constituting the first observation of predation on a lizard by a whooping crane.
concerning a surface water-dependent species like the whooping crane.
Acknowledgments: We especially thank members of the Whooping Crane Tracking Partnership for logistics and personnel involved in the safe capture of the wild cranes, as well as the staff and administration of Wood Buffalo National Park and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge for their support.
We captured this potential effect by including whether a whooping crane pair had previous chick-rearing experience.
Report, Nature Conservancy and the Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Alda, NE.
As a smart, tough, charismatic adventurer without a college degree, Allen fell in love with birds, went to work for the Audubon Society, and saved the whooping crane from extinction.
The whooping crane is North America's tallest bird, standing more than 1.
White captures the intense eye of a vulture, the arched neck of a whooping crane and the wobbly knees of a newborn bison with great dignity and grace.