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 for Whooping crane
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whooping \Whoop"ing\,
     a. & n. from Whoop, v. t.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Whooping cough (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough,
        returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting
        of several expirations, followed by a sonorous
        inspiration, or whoop; chin cough; hooping cough.
        --Dunglison.
  
     Whooping crane (Zool.), a North American crane ({Crus
        Americana) noted for the loud, whooplike note which it
        utters.
  
     Whooping swan (Zool.), the whooper swan. See the Note under
        Swan.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whooping crane
      n 1: rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage
           and a trumpeting call [syn: whooping crane, whooper,
           Grus americana]

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