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whooping crane

Syllabification: whoop·ing crane

Definition of whooping crane in English:

noun

A large mainly white crane with a trumpeting call, breeding in central Canada and now endangered.
  • Grus americana, family Gruidae
Example sentences
  • 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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