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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

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Length (cm):
115-127
145-160
Wingspan (cm):
180-211
208-238
Weight (gram):
3400-7800
7000-14000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Easily confused with Whooper Swan, but yellow on bill restricted to a rounded patch. May sometimes extend towards the bill-tip, but never beyond nostrils. Angle of mouth bold black. Gives a more compact impression than Whooper, due to shorter neck. Head shape noticeably more rounded, and seemingly larger. Juveniles paler grey than Whooper, with the same bill pattern as in adults, but in faint, pale yellow and pink. Flight easy and goose-like.

Sound:

More vocal than other swans. Both higher pitched and deeper sounds. Birds on the water often gives crooning, crane-like notes with less defined pitch. Tone is less full-bodied in these calls. Flight call a deep, yelping, soft barking sound. Each call short, with a "helpless" quality.

Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Appearance:

Big and white waterfowl with orange bill and black knob at base of bill. Juveniles more greyish and differs from juvenile Whoopers by all grey bill and black lores. Neck usually held more S-shaped than other swans when swimming. Long tail prominent when upending.

Sound:

Silent compared to other swans. A repertoire of snorting, grunting and hissing sound when interacting. No far carrying sounds. Wings produce prominent singing sound which may function as a flight contact-call.

Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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CC-sound:Peter Boesman, Licence,Link.

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