Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Grus americana
  • Spanish
    • Grulla blanca
  • English
    • Whooping Crane
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • WHCR
  • French
    • grue blanche

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Date

June 23, 2016 04:00 PM CDT

Description

Hunting a catfish.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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psweet

Date

July 15, 2016 12:43 PM CDT

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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juddpatterson

Date

December 15, 2007 03:24 PM EST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

March 4, 2015 09:04 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

November 13, 2015 11:43 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

February 15, 2016 10:24 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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kschnei

Date

March 8, 2013 03:31 PM PST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Rockport, Aransas County, Texas - 8 March 2013.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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skrentnyjeff

Date

September 8, 2012 12:11 PM CDT

Description

Whooping Cranes (flying adults) IBSP Hawkwatch Lake County IL September 2012 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4750

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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timbir5

Date

December 31, 2004 10:43 PM EST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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jokurtz

Date

January 4, 2013 03:29 AM HST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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juddpatterson

Date

December 15, 2007 03:26 PM EST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

martin-hall

Date

May 2, 2013 08:03 AM HST

Description

Had five Whooping Cranes stopped in at a wet area on the Base and stayed for 3 days. They were all banded and GPS radio equiped. These are some of the birds that were escorted by an ultra-lite plane on their migration.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana), the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. In 2003, there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. Along with the Sandhill Crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North America. The Whooping Crane's lifespan is estimated to be 22 to 24 years in the wild. After being pushed to the brink of extinction by unregulated hunting and loss of...

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Critically imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)
    Critically Imperiled. One self-sustaining population nests in Canada, winters primarily along the Texas coast; two additional reintroduced populations (one migrates Wisconsin-Florida, one nonmigratory in Florida); historically much more widespread; total wild population in 2006 was 338; with about 135 in captive flocks; numbers increasing; problems include habitat degradation, low productivity associated with drought, and mortality from collisions with powerlines along lengthy migratory route.
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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