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Synonyms for whooper

rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call

common Old World swan noted for its whooping call

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Parenchymal tissues were collected for histopathologic analysis from 8 Baikal teals, 2 bean geese, and 1 whooper swan showing gross lesions and 3 bean geese and 2 mallard ducks not showing gross lesions.
A security guard at the property said that Whooper had told him that he was going to marry Rihanna.
Whooper must stay at least 100 yards away from the singer at any time.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, during his last visit Whooper claimed to be an acquaintance of the singer and declared he was her "future husband" when confronted by security guards.
I explained my cunning plan but she just shook her head in despair and muttered something less than encouraging about whooper swans and greylag geese.
One place to see them close to North Wales is the WWT's Martin Mere reserve near Southport in Lancashire holds around 2,000 Whooper swans per year.
This year the project located near Porthmadog will be showing visitors wildlife such as whooper swans, otters, Canada and barnacle geese in their hundreds and birds of prey such as peregrine falcons.
Abstract: Mute swans (Cygnus olor), whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus), and mixed-breed domestic geese (Anser anser domesticus) were presented for necrotic lesions on the feet, eyelids, and beak.
Previous tagging of whooper swans showed they flew much higher - around 150 metres above sea level rather than the usual 10 metres - near wind farms, suggesting they could see the turbines and took action to avoid them.
The four whooper swans smashed into the high-voltage lines and then fell to the ground.
In a bid to learn more about these magnificent birds and in the process increase public awareness, The Lough Neagh Wetlands Whooper Swan Project or the Superwhooper Project was hatched in 2007 when a team of scientists visited Iceland to observe breeding Whooper swans.
Plus, Bill Oddie and Kate Humble present an update on the whooper swans.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks flew the whooper to the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, but the bird died after arrival.
WHOOPER swans are being fitted with portable solar-powered GPS tracking devices transmitting information about migration habits to scientists worried about wild birds spreading avian flu.
Are you a thruster, a tiger, a whooper or a crisis monkey?