Definition of whooping crane in English:

whooping crane

Line breaks: whoop|ing crane
Pronunciation: /ˈhuːpɪŋ
, ˈw-/


  • A large mainly white crane with a trumpeting call, breeding in central Canada and now endangered.
    • Grus americana, family Gruidae
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    • Peregrine falcons, whooping cranes, piping plovers, black-capped vireos and Bachman's warblers are just some of the better known of these species.
    • The trumpet manucode belongs to a diverse group of about sixty species of birds, including trumpeter swans and whooping cranes, that have dramatically elongated windpipes.
    • ‘California condors, whooping cranes, California sea otters, and many other species have also significantly increased their numbers,’ he said.

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