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Trumpeter Swan

Cygnus buccinator

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.92, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on May 4, 2014

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