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Whooping Crane

Grus americana




1 species ID suggestions

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 3 years ago
Whooping Crane
Grus americana Whooping Crane

14 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Don't feel bad, I did not know what it was either. Im constantly learning something new on this website!

ebsharrett1950
ebsharrett1950 2 years ago

Thanks for correcting me. Sometimes I jump the gun because I've come to learn a lot of common birds for FL. Never heard of a lost or wandering Whooper. My bad.

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Sometimes they get loose or injuried. There was a movie about it. I was going to put the web site on but I cant find it.
Here is the news on it @ CNN
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-10/us/us...

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

ebsharrett1950- Its a Whopping crane. Mitch and Sarah checked it for me.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Whoop...

ebsharrett1950
ebsharrett1950 2 years ago

You are probably right. I have never seen or heard in S.FL. I did not see that it was at an injured rescue park.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 2 years ago

This is p.young's spotting. However, I have never seen a sandhill crane this white. Please refer to the Cranes mission for multiple sandhill crane spottings.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8495...

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Thanks, Sarah!

ebsharrett1950
ebsharrett1950 2 years ago

Sarah
I believe this is a sandhill crane and not a whooping crane.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 2 years ago

Surprisingly, I don't have any manatee pictures. If I get any, I will certainly join. I should have pictures for Herbal Remedies.

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Hi ,sarah. Yes, I will add the crane and join this mission. Thanks for asking. Would you like to join the Manatee mission and plants for herbal remedies, I stared under local missions? Thanks!!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting. Please consider adding to the Cranes mission.

MitchRay
MitchRay 3 years ago

No problem. I was just curious because they are so incredibly rare. That location definitely makes sense.

p.young713
p.young713 3 years ago

State wildlife park for Injured animals, Crystal River Florida.
I have never seen one, so I was not sure what kind of bird it is.
Thank You for the ID.

MitchRay
MitchRay 3 years ago

It looks like a Whooping Crane. Where did you take this photo?

Crystal River, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.90, Long: -82.59

Spotted on May 20, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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