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Mute Swan (Cygnets and Parents)

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Mute Swan parents and young.


Marsh Pond


Downy young Mute Swans (called cygnets) come in two color morphs: a gray form and a white form. The gray (or "Royal") chicks start off with gray down and grow in gray-brown and white feathers, giving them a mottled look. White (or "Polish") chicks have all white down and juvenile feathers. Adults of the white morph may have pink or gray legs and feet instead of black, but otherwise the adults look alike.

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt 7 years ago

SWEET series!! Those babies are JUST ADORABLE!!

Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2017
Submitted on Apr 26, 2017

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