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Trumpeter Swan0 locationsBird
.: AZLumberjack :.
Sep 11 2013
Carlos Avery Wildlife Area
.: AZLumberjack :.
Aug 30 2012
Carlos Avery Wildlife Area
TypeBird
FamilyAnatidae - Ducks, Geese & Swans
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Cygnus buccinator

Habitat: marshes,lakes and wet lands. Breeds in Southern Alaska, Northwestern Canada, and the northern Great Plains and Upper Midwest States. Winters in the U.S. mainly in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest as far north as Wisconsin on open Water. Full time Resident in Southern half of Minnesota and in spotty locations in the Great Plains, south to Utah and Nevada.

Description: One of North America's largest birds. Adults are all White with an all black bill. Similar to the Tundra Swan, except larger. The Tundra Swan has a Black Bill with a large Yellow/Orange Spot at the Base near the eye. Mute Swans, an introduced White Swan species, has an Orange Bill and carries its neck in a graceful curve. The Juvenile Trumpeter Swan is dusky Gray/Brown and a Pink Bill with Black at the Tip and Base.

Comments: reintroductions have allowed it to increase from a very small number in the 1930s to more than 6,000 today, with 4,500 of these in Alaska.


Edited 09/12/12 Source: Audubon Online Guides
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