Kamis, 07 Februari 2013

Whooping Crane


The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World | Whooping Crane | An adult whooping crane is white with a red crown and a long beak dark bill. Immature whooping cranes are cinnamon brown. Adult whooping cranes wing bullets "are visible in flight. Males weigh on average 7.3 kg (16 lb), while females weigh 6.2 kg (14 lbs) average (Erickson, 1976). standard linear measures cranes have a length Rope 53-63 cm (21-25 inches), a length of 11.7 to 16 culmen exposed cm (4.6 to 6.3 inches) and the tarsus 26-31 cm (10 -12). [ 6] The only other large, long-legged white birds in North America: the great egret, which is just a short walk and a seventh of the weight of the crane, the white heron, which is a metamorphosis of the heron Great Blue in Florida, wood storks and herons. The first call to choir nature ever taken in the wintering Whooping Crane "in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in December 1999 and is documented here

The muskeg of the taiga in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada, and the area was the last vestige of the old breeding habitat of the Whooping Crane Summer range. However, with the recent reintroduction cry Crane Eastern Partnership Project, whooping cranes nested naturally for the first time in 100 years of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin, USA. Usually, no more than a young bird survives in a season. Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma is an important milestone for the crane population traveling more than 75% of annual species is maintained. You whooping cranes in winter Granger Lake in central Texas, in 2011/2012. The drought in 2011 exposed a large part of the lake, creating a large part of the supply of this small group of cranes.

In 1941, the wild population consisted of 21 birds. Pertussis crane remains one of the rarest birds in North America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that 266 whooping cranes migration to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 2007. Among the many potential predators and nest breeding American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Wolverine (Gulo gulo), Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Lynx (Lynx canadensis), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and the raven (Corvus Corax). Golden eagles died young whooping cranes and fledgings. The lynx has killed many whooping cranes in Florida and Texas In Florida, lynx are the cause of most deaths of whooping cranes, including many adults and documented for the first chick born in the wild in 60 years. At least 12 lynx were captured and moved in an attempt to save the cranes. American alligators have a pair of whooping cranes in Florida. Food Potential breeding birds in the summer include frogs, small rodents, small birds, fish, aquatic insects, crabs, mussels, snails, potatoes, berries and water.  

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