Whooping Crane

Grus americana

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Cranes (Gruidae)

Code 4

WHCR

Code 6

GRUAME

ITIS

HEAD

Whooping Crane Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark olive in hatchlings, becoming lustrous yellow to white-yellow in adults.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red and black.
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Whooping Crane Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 132 cm (52 in)
  • Weight: 5804 g (204.8 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Whooping Crane Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Slow downward wing beat with powerful flick or jerk on upbeat., Flies in V formation in migration.
  • Wingspan Range: 221 cm (87 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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