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Grus americana / Grulla Trompetera / Whooping Crane / Grue blanche / Schreikranich

Grus americana / Grulla Trompetera / Whooping Crane / Grue blanche / Schreikranich

Rare Whooping Crane Sighting:  cranes are an endangered species with fewer than 500 thought to be in the wild throughout the United States. They are large white birds with red-black-and white heads with wingspans that can measure up to 7 feet. Southwest Missouri

Whooping Cranes start arriving on the Texas coast in late October after…

Recovering from a low of only 21 birds in the wild in the 1940s to around 599 birds today, the Whooping Crane's recovery is one of conservation's most inspiring success stories.

Whooping Crane At The International Crane Foundation

Recovering from a low of only 21 birds in the wild in the to around 599 birds today, the Whooping Crane's recovery is one of conservation's most inspiring success stories.

Once ranging from the coastal west of Africa to the African horn down to the southern tip of Africa, the wattled crane is now concentrated to the Okavango Delta. It is the most wetland-dependent of Africa’s crane species, and its distribution is reliant upon annual river basin flood patterns. Agricultural expansion is the leading cause of loss and degradation of its wetland habitat.

Wattled Crane

The wattled crane is a large bird with a long white neck, gray body, black undersides, and bare red face with a black “cap.

Gerrit Vyn Photography – – Photography

Gerrit Vyn Photography – – Photography

Bird watching in early spring to include scoping out our own Louisiana whooping crane family in Vermilion Parish.  File:Grus americana Sasata.jpg

Whooping crane (Grus americana) The whooping crane is the tallest North American bird, named for its whooping sound. At one time, the range for these birds extended throughout midwestern North.

Sandhill Crane, Milford, Michigan, USA by Jim Ridley

The Nature Conservancy - Congratulations to Jim Ridley, Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Digital Photo Contest! His breathtaking image of a Sandhill Crane in Milford, Michigan received the most place votes from supporters.

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Environmentalists applaud the sentence as appropriate, and hope it sends a message to other hunters who would target an endangered species.

Sandhill Crane

A sand crane chick keeps itself warm by wrapping up in its mom's feathers while hitching a ride on her back. The proud mom turned her neck to see if her 4 day old was snuggled up safely as they went for a walk in Melbourne, Florida.

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