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Whooping Cranes

Back from the brink of extinction.

Photo taken by author, October 2019, Midland, LA

Whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America, standing up to five feet tall with a wingspan of up to 7 feet wide. They are cinnamon-brown when immature becoming all white as adults, except for the tips of their wings which are black.

They live approximately 22–24 years, are omnivorous, and mate for life.

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Denise Darby

Denise Darby

Mom of two. Poet. Life partner of 28 years. Lover of butterflies and all things alive. Seeker of the truth within and between us.