whooping crane


Definition of whooping crane

: a large white nearly extinct North American crane (Grus americana) noted for its loud trumpeting call

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Recent Examples on the Web The whooping crane recovery plan was created jointly by U.S. and Canada. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2021 This is especially true for the endangered whooping crane, which spends time during migration at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge along the gulf. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Sep. 2021 Fourteen long-legged, fuzzy brown whooping crane chicks — one more than in 2019 — are following their parents or costumed surrogates in facilities from New Orleans to Calgary, Canada. Janet Mcconnaughey, Chron, 14 July 2021 Wampanoag is the 394th whooping crane raised or housed at ICF. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2021 At the Bee Lab, a former garage used for a whooping crane breeding program and then abandoned when the project ended years ago, Droege and his team collect, preserve and photograph the area’s native bee population. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, 20 May 2021 Young men joined the CCC and achieved a great range of commendable objectives, from the rescue of the whooping crane to massive projects of reforestation and fish stocking. Conrad Black, National Review, 7 Apr. 2021 The whooping crane, a spectacular five-foot-tall bird with snow-white plumage native to North America, is one of the shining success stories to come out of banding work, according to Antonio Celis-Murillo, head of the Bird Banding Laboratory. Kate Wong, Scientific American, 18 Feb. 2021 The state's whooping crane team is hoping W13-20 will become part of the long-term success of the recovery program. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of whooping crane

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Whooping crane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whooping%20crane. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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: a large white nearly extinct North American crane that has a loud trumpeting call

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