Endangered Species
Midwest Region

Examples of how to report the color bands observed on whooping cranes.

Example No. 1

2 immature whooping cranes

Crane #1

Right Leg - The right leg has 3 bands with white on the top, red in the center, and white on the bottom.

Left Leg - The left leg has 2 bands with red on the top and green on the bottom.

Crane #2

Right Leg - The right leg appears to have 3 bands with white on the top and white on the bottom, but the color of the center band cannot be seen.

Left Leg - The left leg has 2 bands with red on the top and green on the bottom.

 

Example No. 2

Photo of one immature and one adult whooping cranes with leg bands.

Crane #1

Right Leg - The right leg has 3 bands with white on the top, green in the center, and white on the bottom.

Left Leg - Cannot see how many bands are on the left leg. The top band is red.

Crane #2

Right Leg - Cannot see how many bands are on the right leg. The top band is green.

Left Leg - The left leg has 2 bands with red on the top and white on the bottom.

 

Example No. 3

Photo of two adult whooping cranes with leg bands.

Note that there are two sandhill cranes standing behind the whooping cranes.

Crane #1

Right Leg - The right leg has 2 bands with green on the top and white on the bottom.

Left Leg - Cannot see how many bands are on the left leg. A red band is on top with a white band beneath it.

 

Crane #2

Right Leg - The right leg has 3 bands with green on the top, red in the center, and green on the bottom.

Left Leg - The left leg has 2 bands with red on the top and white on the bottom.

 

 

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Last updated: April 23, 2008
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