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Mute Swan

Cygnus olor


A large white waterfowl with an orange bill and black "mask".


Native to Europe, and introduced to North America -- where they're actually an "invasive species". Can be spotted on Toronto's waterfront even in the winter.

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alina 8 years ago

i find it very interesting how we form laws/rules regarding animals & nature -- it's something that can't really be contained within a politically-determined border, but is 'governed' based upon it. i find environmental policy a very hard subject for sure.

ForestDragon 8 years ago

The hard part, at least in the USA, is that they are protected by the migratory bird act despite their invasive and non-native status.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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