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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The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States.
Examination of a juvenile whooping crane by individuals in hoods and costumes.
On May 23, 1967, Ray Erickson from Patuxent WRC and Ernie Kuyt from the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) collected three eggs from whooping crane nests at Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park and delivered them to Patuxent WRC to start the captive breeding flock.
(1.) Maurer, Joan; Reichenberg Betsy; Kelley, Cristin; and Hartup, Barry K., "The Effects of Anticoagulant Choice and Sample Processing Time on Hematologic Values of Juvenile Whooping Cranes" (2010).
Although TAP attempted to establish that licensing resulted in whooping crane deaths, the number of contingencies manipulating the chain of causation demonstrates the lack of foreseeability.
The whooping crane is an endangered species and a subject of extensive conservation efforts, therefore it is desirable to have a better understanding of the relative importance of various food items in its diet.
guidance for a potential whooping crane HCP, the discussion then turns
Caption: Sara, the federally endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana).
We collected 528 whooping crane chick observations from 19 different chicks (13 different nesting pairs) between 2010 and 2012.
Report, Nature Conservancy and the Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Alda, NE.
The man who saved the whooping crane; the Robert Porter Allen story.
The whooping crane is North America's tallest bird, standing more than 1.52 meters high as adults, and wingspan can reach almost 243 cm.