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Mute swan

Cygnus olor

Description:

Adults of this large swan typically range from 140 to 160 cm (55 to 63 in) long, although can range in extreme cases from 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in), with a 200 to 240 cm (79 to 94 in) wingspan. Males are larger than females and have a larger knob on their bill. On average, this is the second largest waterfowl species after the trumpeter swan, although male mute swans can easily match or even exceed a male trumpeter in mass. Among standard measurements of the mute swan, the wing chord measures 53–62.3 cm (20.9–24.5 in), the tarsus is 10–11.8 cm (3.9–4.6 in) and the bill is 6.9–9 cm (2.7–3.5 in).

Habitat:

The mute swan is found naturally mainly in temperate areas of Europe across western Asia, as far east as the Russian Maritimes, near Sidemi


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doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 2 years ago

Please also remove this image too from the Wildlife in fresh waters and wetland mission. We do not have Mute Swans in NE. Too much snow here. thanks.

MichalisXanthakis
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MichalisXanthakis

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου, Greece

Lat: 38.28, Long: 20.43

Spotted on Dec 15, 2016
Submitted on Dec 16, 2016

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