The Whooping Craneis a very large crane.
It is the tallest North American bird. Adults are white; they have a red crown and a long, dark, pointed bill.
They have long dark legs which trail behind in flight and a long neck that is kept straight in flight.
Black wing tips can be seen in flight.
Immature birds are pale brown.
The Whooping Crane is endangered mainly as a result of habitat loss.
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