whooping crane

NOUN
  1. rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call
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How To Use whooping crane In A Sentence

  • We were rewarded with the sound of calling Whooping Cranes piercing the quiet of the early morning, then a close fly over.
  • Both countries have been working together ever since they realized how close the whooping crane was to extinction.
  • There are fewer than 360 whooping cranes left in the wild, including a nonmigratory flock established by humans in Florida and another one that migrates with human guides disguised as cranes in ultra-light aircraft. Severe Texas Drought Threatens Coastal Wildlife
  • Whooping crane young are fed dragonfly larvae, insects and tadpoles, Johns said.
  • Thanks to captive breeding, today there are over 300 whooping cranes, with 180 living in the wild.
  • In October 2003 the refuge briefly hosted an endangered whooping crane, one of only about three hundred alive today.
  • The injured whooping crane was part of the last remaining wild flock, which numbers around 200 birds.
  • Whooping crane young are fed dragonfly larvae, insects and tadpoles.
  • In 2000 the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership worked together to test the first full migration with sandhill cranes.
  • Because whooping crane pairs usually only hatch one chick a year, there's only a four per cent growth every year in the population, Johns said.
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