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Whooping Crane

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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