The scientific name for the tundra swan is cygnus
columbianus. The tundra swan is the smallest American
swan. Tundra swans have white plumage, black bills and
a yellow spot in front of the eye.
The tundra swan is found in North America. Tundra
swans eat aquatic plants and small mollusks.
Tundra swans build their nest from mounds of leaves
and grass. They lay 2-7 eggs, after 32 days the eggs
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, but
it turns white faster than other swan species young.
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