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shuorc
07-14-2014, 03:55 PM
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zummy
07-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Yep

skeetbum
11-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Those look like Ibis to me Shu. They also have some that are pink/red-whatever called scarlet Ibis. Good looking birds.

prefers shiners
12-03-2014, 08:11 PM
those are definitely Whooping Cranes.....according to the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.....third edition....page 150.....

brushnjigs
12-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Taste like chicken, just not enough meat on the legs.

Machine
04-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Yep

stickum
04-17-2015, 05:57 AM
The whooping crane, the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. In 2003, there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. Along with the sandhill crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North America. The whooping crane's lifespan is estimated to be 22 to 24 years in the wild. After being pushed to the brink of extinction by unregulated hunting and loss of habitat to just 21 wild and two captive whooping cranes by 1941, conservation efforts have led to a limited recovery. As of 2011, there are an estimated 437 birds in the wild and more than 165 in captivity.
An adult whooping crane is white with a red crown and a long, dark, pointed bill. Immature whooping cranes are cinnamon brown. While in flight, their long necks are kept straight and their long dark legs trail behind. Adult whooping cranes' black wing tips are visible during flight. The species can stand up to 5 feet and have a wingspan of 7.5 feet.