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La Brea Tar Pits fossils
I have heard that a lot of crane fossils were found in the La Brea Tar Pits. What is known about the prehistoric ancestor of the Whooping Crane? Melly42 16:38, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
Whooping cranes number
According to the Environment magazine (March, 2007), there are 237 living species in the wild including 41 young cranes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:14, 23 April 2007 (UTC).
They are just as big INTUNEevolution 02:24, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
--- This article has population numbers scattered throughout -- 2003, 2007, 2011. It is as though different editors each added a population figure to one section without updating the entire article. With whoopers being a small heavily managed population, one would expect fluctuations, hopefully in an upward trend. Several different sections do not need to each mention population numbers and certainly not give numbers as much as a decade old as if it were the current population.
How about a new or revised section that actually graphs the population changes over time. I spose that rather than complain I should offer to make this change, but that would be too grown-up a thing to do. GeeBee60 (talk) 19:26, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Other Large Bird Species
It is said that a prime location for approximately 40,000 wind turbines lies on the Western Flyway.
Some folks say the turbines are a hazard to the cranes, some say no, others say, "Let's have WC stew" (I would rather have "others" stew).
The Order of the Straight Arrow (King of the Hill)
In The King of the Hill episode The Order of the Straight Arrow. Hank and the guys choose to put the kids through a series of fake Native American rituals. However, Bobby takes the rituals seriously, and things become very serious indeed when, on a "snipe hunt", Bobby accidentally clobbers an endangered whooping crane. (Should it be mentioned, Maybe as a pop culture fact?) KingRaven (>$.$)> (talk) 03:23, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't know how to edit those maps, but the Idaho and New Mexico populations need to be removed. Maybe introduced populations in Florida (on the map) and Wisconsin (not on it) should be distinguished from the wild population. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 15:11, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
The External links section has far too many links so I tagged the article. Four would be the max but a couple of more might be allowed with discussion, however, this article has fifteen external links or almost 23% of the number of references. Links that are improperly used as a references need to be incorporated into the article and the excess ditched. There are also 23 (approximately 35%) of the references that need proper formatting. Otr500 (talk) 03:29, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
- I tagged the article for the excessive links in the "External links" section and it was reduced and the tag removed. The section is still rather large with content better placed elsewhere. This will be more of an issue when attempts are made for article advancement. Otr500 (talk) 11:38, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
- If you think some or all of the entries are better placed elsewhere, then do something about it. Agricolae (talk) 20:09, 2 August 2017 (UTC)