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Whooping Crane

Grus americana

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About the Whooping Crane

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Class: Aves 
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae 
Genus: Grus 
Species: americana

Size:
Height: 5 feet
Wingspan: 7 to 8 feet

Diet:
Primarily plant roots, blue crabs, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects.

Fun Fact:
The whooping crane is the tallest flying bird in North America. They have an elaborate dance they do during breeding season as part of their courtship behaviors.