Houston Audubon: Beak of the Week
 Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Endangered… Migrating to Texas, wintering in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Main features: tallest North American bird, mostly white, red face, black wingtips. Diet: crustaceans, fish, variety of plants, insects. Wingspan: 229cm, length: 150 cm. Fun Fact: An attempt was made by conservationists to restore Whooping Crane populations by grouping them with Sandhill Crane populations. Unfortunately, this attempt failed as young Whooping Cranes tried to mate with Sandhill cranes. No hybrids were begotten. The experiment was given up shortly after. Photo by Joanne Kamo
Houston Audubon: Beak of the Week
Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Endangered… Migrating to Texas, wintering in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Main features: tallest North American bird, mostly white, red face, black wingtips. Diet: crustaceans, fish, variety of plants, insects. Wingspan: 229cm, length: 150 cm.

Fun Fact: An attempt was made by conservationists to restore Whooping Crane populations by grouping them with Sandhill Crane populations. Unfortunately, this attempt failed as young Whooping Cranes tried to mate with Sandhill cranes. No hybrids were begotten. The experiment was given up shortly after.

Photo by Joanne Kamo
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    Oooooo I gotta go see these!! I’ve been limited to the Sandhill crane in the north (still cool though) and have always...
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