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Trumpeter Swan

Cygnus buccinator


Trumpeter swans are the heaviest waterfowl in North America. These big birds may weigh as much as 32 lbs. and have powerful wings that span about 6 feet. They are white with black bills and feet. Young of the year are darker with some mottling among the white feathers. Some birds will have a darker neck and head stained in the color of the mud in which they feed.


Wetlands, rivers and lakes. They will feed in upland fields as well.

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LuisStevens 5 years ago

Beautiful series!

Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 44.98, Long: -92.76

Spotted on Feb 10, 2014
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014


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