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Mute swan (immature) - Cygne tuberculé - Höckerschwan

Cygnus olor

Description:

The immature mute swan has a greyish/tan plumage. The bill is not orange but gray or tan, turning pinkish, and lacks a knob or has only a small one.

Habitat:

The shores of a large Central European lake.

Notes:

All mute swans are white at maturity, though the feathers on the head and neck are often stained orange-brown by iron and tannins due to fishing in the water.

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9 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you Voyagerand1D66.

Voyagerand1D66
Voyagerand1D66 6 years ago

Great photos.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you surekha!

surekha
surekha 6 years ago

Absolutely beautiful, Danielle!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks Maria and Jemma!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Stunning series, Daniele!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

superb!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you sarah!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 6 years ago

Very nice. I especially like the second picture.

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Dec 20, 2013
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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