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The swans are the largest members of the duck family Anatidae, and are amongst the largest flying birds. The largest species, including the mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach length of over 1.5 meters and weigh over 15 kg. Their wingspans can be almost 3 meters. Compared to the closely related geese they are much larger in size and have proportionally larger feet and necks. They also have a patch of unfeathered skin between the eyes and bill in adults. The sexes are alike in plumage, but males are generally bigger and heavier than females.

Trumpeter Swan Facts

Trumpeter Swans

The scientific name of the trumpet swan is cygnus buccinator.

The trumpeter swan is a very large long necked waterfowl. The trumpeter swan has white plumage and a black bill. The trumpeter swan is often confused with the tundra swan, because it appears very similar. The trumpeter swan is larger, than the mute swan.

Trumpeter swan is found in North America further west than the mute swan is found. The trumpter swans eat aquatic plants that are found in their habitat.

The trumpeter swan breeds near water. Trumpeter swans build a large nest with plant materials and typically lay 2-13 eggs at a time. The female mute swan keeps the eggs warm and the eggs are hatched 33 days. The young swans will often leave their nest but they stay with their parents until spring. Younger trumpeter swans have a pinkish bill and gray-brown plumage.

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