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Zoogeographic Regions of the World

(not including Antarctica)

Whooping Cranes


Whooping Cranes


Whooping Cranes: Nearctic-Temperate Migrants

Pantropical=Southern latitudes excluding Australia and Antarctica; tropical regions of Neotropical + Ethiopian + Oriental

Holarctic=Northern latitudes; Nearctic + Palearctic

Shaded areas are regions of overlap

This flat map of the world depicts all the continents and how birds are grouped according to their geographic affinities and similarities.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Diversity
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744