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At nearly 5 feet (1.5 m) tall, whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America. They have a wingspan of 7.5 feet (2.3 m). Whooping cranes are white with rust-colored patches on top and back of head, lack feathers on both sides of the head, yellow eyes, and long, black legs and bills. Their primary wing feathers are black but are visible only in flight.
They live in marshes, shallow lakes, and lagoons.
A very beautiful and majestic creature. Afraid of humans.
Spotted on Apr 24, 2014
Submitted on Apr 24, 2014