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


(ˈwuːpə) or

whooper swan

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


(ˈhu pər, ˈʰwu-, ˈwu-)

1. a person or thing that whoops.
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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Made famous in Seamus Heaney's poetry, it is a Ramsar site and Special Protection Area as the whooper swan stays there from October to April.
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve lets visitors watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months as they walk along the paths filled with snowdrops.
The project has been inspired by the mixed fortunes of migratory bird species, such as whooper swans, which spend part of the year in south-west Scotland, and also by the region's strong tradition of wildlife art.
The Bugu Ene public foundation said a local man in Issyk-Kul was found to having killed endangered whooper swans in the lake for fun.
Anglesey "mainland": RSPB Cors Ddyga is a good bet for Water Rail, with a chance of Harriers and Whooper Swans.
There are loads of wildlife spectacles including swirling starling murmurations, the arrival of thousands of wild bewicks and whooper swans from Russia and Iceland and huge flocks of rare geese flying in to their overwintering grounds.
In the cold and featureless seascape of the north Atlantic, which is neither conducive to the generation of strong thermals nor orographic updrafts, a flock of some 30 whooper swans, Cygnus cygnus, was detected in 1967 by radar then visually identified by a pilot to be flying at 8200 m with a ground-speed of 38 m [s.
We examined 8 Baikal teals, 3 bean geese, 1 whooper swan, and 2 mallard ducks naturally infected with HPAI A(H5N8) virus.
He literally takes his pants off, too - in a re-enactment of the film's"getting ready in front of the mirror" scene, to the delight of many a whooper in the crowd.
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Jonathan Whooper, who allegedly claimed that he was the singer's "future husband" after he was arrested for trespassing at the 25-year-old star's home, has been ordered to stay away from her for the next two years.
The We Found Love star petitioned the court to ban Jonathan Whooper from getting near her after police officers found him snooping around her property several times.