This species got almost extinct in the mid-20th century due to overhunting and habitat loss. The continuous efforts on behalf of the government, environmentalists, and volunteers helped to regain this dear bird. The height of this bird reaches up to 1.5m (5 ft), making it the tallest and rarest bird in North America.
These regal white birds inhabit marshes, lagoons, and shallow lakes. Their neck is exceptionally tall and flexible, which helps in foraging. They devour blue crabs and wolfberries on wintering grounds, while small mammals, insects, and amphibians are preferred on breeding grounds. The clutch size ranges from one to three eggs, with only one baby crane surviving (but a miracle is always possible).
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No