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How do cranes use their red crowns?

Photo Eva Szyszkoski, International Crane Foundation

This is a close look at crane #105's red crown. Every adult Whooping crane has a red crown by the time it is a year old. The crown is actually a bald patch (no feathers). A crane can change the color from pale to blazing red. How could this be useful?

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Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.