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 Whooping Crane (Grus americana)




Whooping Crane | Grus americana photo
Whooping Crane, Dunham Bay Near Matagorda Island, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

WHOOPING CRANE FACTS

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Gruidae
Genus:Grus
Species:americana
Common Name:Whooping Crane


Relatives in same Genus
  Sandhill Crane (G. canadensis)