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Mute swan

Cumberland Wildpark Grünau
Grünau, Austria
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The mute swan is a bird that is today native to much of Central Europe.
It prefers lakes, parks and fish ponds, shallow bays and, in winter, open rivers. The name of the species comes from the black bump on the beak. Hawk swans have an extensive voice repertoire. However, they are less loud and their calls are less pleasant than from other swans.

Species name: Mute Swan
Scientific name: Cygnus oloer
Class: birds
Order: geese birds
Family: duck birds
Weight: 10 to 14 kg
Life expectancy: 16 to 20 years
Characteristics: Distinction from other swans by orange-red beak with black tip and root.
Mating time: March
Enemies: humans through hunting and habitat destruction
Breeding time: 33 to 38 days

Did you know, that ...
swans are unable to fly during the moult (plumage change)?

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