Cranes have childhood sweethearts who they flirt with for YEARS before becoming life-long partners as adults
Rare whooping cranes often have childhood sweethearts.
Almost two thirds of breeding pairs get together before at least one of them is sexually mature, a new study shows.
Experts believe the finding demonstrates that there must be benefits to the birds of favouring long-term monogamous relationships.
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LOVE BIRDS: THE WHOOPING CRANE The Whooping Crane is one of the rarest North American birds.
It is a long-legged, wading bird that is related to Rails, a group of small, secretive, marsh birds.
Adult birds are mostly white, with black extending the length of their... read more
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