Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane, Grus americana, at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Coast, Texas. Tallest North American bird. Endangered. Birds winter at Aransas NWR then migrate to Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada for summer. In January 2012 there were 283 birds at Aransas. This bird has two bands on the right leg and a radio tracking device attached to the left leg.

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