whooping crane[ho̵̅o̅′piŋ, hwo̵̅o̅′-; wo̵̅o̅′-]
whooping crane definition by Webster's New World
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a large, white, North American crane (Grus americana), noted for its whooping call: now nearly extinct
whooping crane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A large, long-legged North American bird (Grus americana), now very rare, having predominantly white plumage and a loud trumpeting cry.