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 a very small population. However, the conservation status of the species is improving, with not only increases in the natural wild population but also establishment of reintroduced flocks that may become self-sustaining. As a result, the number of mature individuals is continuing to increase and this species may merit downlisting to Vulnerable in the near future.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 306,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Grus americana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.