One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large mainly white crane with a trumpeting call, breeding in central Canada and now endangered.
Grus americana, family Gruidae
- ‘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.’
- ‘Peregrine falcons, whooping cranes, piping plovers, black-capped vireos and Bachman's warblers are just some of the better known of these species.’
- ‘Two species are native to North America, the whooping crane and the sandhill crane.’
- ‘Saskatchewan also is one of the best places on earth to view rare whooping cranes, magnificent white birds bordering on extinction.’
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