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Species:

Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

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Length (cm):
58-67
145-160
Wingspan (cm):
110-133
218-243
Weight (gram):
800-1450
8500-10000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Big, goose-sized duck. Gives an overall white impression. Reddish breast-band, dark blackish green head and black flight-feathers. Tip of tail black and adults with dark belly-band. Bill red. Males with red knob at base of bill. Juveniles duller, with white chin and no breast-band. Goose-like flight with slow wing-beats.

Sound:

Male: Various whistling sounds. Often series of ricochet-like "piu" repeated with gradually rising and falling intensity. Also passerine-like "tzzrrrr". Female: different variants on deeper hoarse sounds like "ar-ar-ar-ar" sometimes with accented endings with rising pitch.

Display-call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds:Recorded by Louis A. Hansen,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

CC-photo:Sergey Yeliseev, Licence,Link.

Appearance:

Same size as Mute Swan. Adults pure white and juveniles greyish. The bill is black with a yellow wedge reaching well beneath the nostrils. Juveniles differs from Mute Swan in lacking black lores, and having a pink tinge to the grey bill.

Sound:

Quite vocal. Trumpet-like clear honks of half a second length most frequent in flight and take-off/landing. Often voiced with a register break.

Contact call:

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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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Sounds:Hannu Jännes,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Several different sounds of the species

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