TITLE

Ever Hear a Whooper?

AUTHOR(S)
Reed, Leonard; Kaye, Joseph
PUB. DATE
March 1947
SOURCE
Saturday Evening Post;3/1/1947, Vol. 219 Issue 35, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses about the rare bird called whooping crane. According to the authors, the bird is named because of its strident, echoing cry that issues from a coiled windpipe measuring five feet. It is the tallest American bird standing five feet high with white plumage, a long gray bill, red head and face, yellow face and a 7-feet wingspan.
ACCESSION #
19958050

 

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