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La Brea Tar Pits fossils[edit]

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[edit]

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 (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[edit]

There are at least two other large long-legged bird species. The sandhill and the great blue heron. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:37, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Wind Turbines[edit]

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).

Does anyone KNOW the truth ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

The Order of the Straight Arrow (King of the Hill)[edit]

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)

Range map[edit]

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)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: no consensus to ruffle the feathers of WP:BIRDS move. Favonian (talk) 11:09, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

– No reason has been given for capitalizing the word "crane" in the article title or in the article, so let's correct it. There are a bunch of "cranes" that have the C capitalized in the title. I count at least 11 from the links on the Crane article. I like to saw logs! (talk) 05:55, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose – the WP:BIRDS project has a long-standing exception to the MOS:CAPS for official common names of bird species. If you start doing this, you'll be in a mess. If you want to work on it, there is usually discussion going on at WT:MOS or WT:MOSCAPS. Dicklyon (talk) 03:29, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Dicklyon for consistency's sake. It isn't just cranes - most bird articles are capitalised that way. There are good arguments either way, but we need to deal with all bird articles as a complete set. (talk) 11:12, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


It pronounced "Wooping Crane" or "Hooping Crane?" Compare to whooping cough... (talk) 20:41, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

External links and references[edit]

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)
I just removed the BirdLife Species Factsheet. link from that section, since the original page is gone. Not sure if the "factsheet" is still online.--MCEllis (talk) 05:34, 5 August 2017 (UTC)