Whooping Cranes are very large, tall birds with long necks and long legs. The bill is stout and straight; the overall slender body widens to a plump “bustle” at the tail. In flight the wings are broad and the neck is fully extended.
One of North America’s largest birds. About as tall but much heavier than a Great Blue Heron.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 59.1 in (150 cm)
- Weight: 211.6-275.1 oz (6000-7800 g)
- Wingspan: 90.2 in (229 cm)