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Grus americana (Whooping Crane) is a species of birds in the family cranes. They are listed as endangered by COSEWIC and in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to United States and The Nearctic. They are solitary, diurnal omnivores. They have . Reproduction is dioecious. They have parental care (paternal care, pair provides care, and female provides care). They rely on gliding to move around.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/10857/legal
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000369
  • Definition: Behavior related to the expansion lateral surface of the body with the intention of increasing the wind resistance against the body and hence reducing the speed of falling.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Whooping crane. View this species on GBIF