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whoop·er

 (ho͞o′pər, wo͞o′-, hwo͞o′-)
n.
1. A whooping crane.
2. A whooper swan.

whooper

(ˈwuːpə) or

whooper swan

n
(Animals) a large white Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, having a black bill with a yellow base and a noisy whooping cry

whoop•er

(ˈhu pər, ˈʰwu-, ˈwu-)

n.
1. a person or thing that whoops.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whooper - rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting callwhooper - rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call
crane - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
genus Grus, Grus - type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
2.whooper - common Old World swan noted for its whooping callwhooper - common Old World swan noted for its whooping call
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
genus Cygnus, Cygnus - a genus of Anatidae
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There will be a particular emphasis on whoopers which migrate from Iceland to the Solway each year and are one of the attractions at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries.
Some 16,000 Whoopers, (more than half the entire population), and 7,000 Bewick's swans (a third of the world's total number) see out the worst of the cold in the comparatively balmy UK.
Every year he watches and waits for the whoopers to return to the lake near their home.
This is likely the highest number of whoopers wintering in Texas in the past 100 years, and it exceeds last winter's record by 17.
MADE up of tigers, thrusters, whoopers and other nonsense-talkers, this breed doesn't actually do much, but can talk the game and use doublespeak terms like touching base, dynamic and enabling to try to impress the boss.
Made up of Tigers, Thrusters, Whoopers and other nonsense talkers, this breed doesn't actually do much, but can talk the game and use doublespeak terms like touching base, dynamic, and enabling to try and impress the bossExample: Alan Partridge, left.
But even before a song ended, there they were, the whoopers and whistlers, clearly believing they were doing us all a favour by demonstrating their approval in such an ear-splitting way.
This year, however, the record number of Whoopers is bucking the national trend.
Whoopers are the same size as Mute Swans and have yellow bills with a black wedge at the tip.
The scientists decided to let sandhill cranes teach young whoopers where to fly.
At the historic low point in 1942, only 16 whoopers returned to their winter home at the Aransas refuge from their then-unknown breeding grounds in the muskeg wilderness of northern Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park.