whooping crane


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whooping crane

n.
A large North American crane (Grus americana) having predominantly white plumage and a loud trumpeting cry.

whooping crane

n
(Animals) a rare North American crane, Grus americana, having a white plumage with black wings and a red naked face

whoop′ing crane′


n.
a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call.
[1720–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.whooping crane - rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting callwhooping crane - 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
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Bringing Back the Whooping Crane (Animals Back from the Brink)
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Port Aransas, TX, January 17, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Registration is open for the annual Whooping Crane Festival scheduled for February 22-25, 2018 in Port Aransas, Texas.
Some, such as the Whooping Crane of North America, are ex- tremely rare.
Bales, a naturalist and author, provides 12 essays about nature in East Tennessee, describing fleeting, short-lived, or transient flora and fauna: the short-eared owl; the jack-in-the-pulpit plant; the cerulean warbler; the ghost plant, which grows in areas without sunlight; the Appalachian panda, an ancestor of the red panda; the ruby-throated hummingbird; the freshwater jellyfish; the monarch butterfly; the seldom-seen lake sturgeon and its reintroduction into the waters of the Tennessee Valley; the whooping crane; the southern pine beetle; and the coyote-wolf and coyote-dog hybrids and their emergence in the eastern states.
Based upon the true story of George Archibald and Tex, a rare whooping crane, "Dancing With Tex: The Remarkable Friendship To Save the Whooping Cranes" is the exciting environmental rescue story of an amazing rare whooping crane by student/scientist George Archibald, and a string of other involved, crane -loving humans.
The whooping crane is the largest and most endangered.
One of the nation's most iconic endangered species, the whooping crane (Grus americana), faced a pivotal time in the mid- to late-1960s.
To exemplify, the order of the arteries branching from the subclavian artery is the axillary, coracoid major, pectoral and intercostal arteries in the Grus americana (whooping crane) (Fisher, 1955), the axillary, pectoral, intercostal and coracoid major arteries in the Grus antigone (sarus crane) (Glenny, 1947), and the sternoclavicular artery, axillary artery and thoracic trunk in the Eurasian bittern (Erdogan, 2012).
TABLE 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (MEAN [+ or -] SD AND RANGE) FOR HEMATOLOGIC VALUES OF PAIRED WHOOPING CRANE BLOOD SAMPLES PROCESSED WITHOUT DELAY BY ANTICOAGULANT (n = 15).
Remember the giant whooping crane on the county highway whose mate