Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane credit: Brian Johns
Whooping Crane
Grus americana
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Endangered
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Endangered
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

Measuring an impressive 1.5 m (5 ft), Whooping Cranes are the tallest birds in North America. They have a white body with a red and black head and black-tipped wings.

Weight: 6.4 to 7.3 kg (14 to 16 lb). Height: 1.5 m (5 ft).

Report Whooping Crane sightings to ebird.org or NWT_NUChecklist.TNO_NUReleve@canada.ca