Baking: Whooping Crane

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Grus americana

Length: 55-60 in Wingspan: 90 in Weight: 13-17 lbs

Identification:

Tall bird with long legs and beak. White overall with black wingtips and dark face.

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Distribution:

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Range map by All About Birds

Cool Facts:

The endangered Whooping Crane population dwindled to 21 birds in 1941, but has since grown to 600. Captive-bred birds have no parents to teach them their migration route, so researchers stepped in, using light aircraft to lead young cranes from start to finish.

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References:

All About Birds

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