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Whooping Crane Grus americana



Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has an extremely small population. However, the conservation status of the species is improving, with not only increases in the natural wild population but also establishment of two reintroduced flocks that may become self-sustaining. If the number of mature individuals continues to increase, this species may merit downlisting to Vulnerable.



Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 274,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Grus americana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.