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==Identification== ==Identification==
 +[[Image:Mute_swan_juv.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo by {{user|ody|ody}}<br />Location: Alblasserdam, [[Holland]]<br />Juvenile]]
*L. 127-152 cm (50-60 in) *L. 127-152 cm (50-60 in)
*W. 208-238 cm (82-94 in) *W. 208-238 cm (82-94 in)
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*Dull, greyish-brown *Dull, greyish-brown
*Grey bill without knob *Grey bill without knob
-[[Image:Mute_swan_juv.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo by {{user|ody|ody}}<br />Location: Alblasserdam, [[Holland]]<br />Juvenile]] 
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
Northern and central [[Eurasia]]. [[British Isles]], [[France]], [[Denmark]], and [[Germany]]. Northern and central [[Eurasia]]. [[British Isles]], [[France]], [[Denmark]], and [[Germany]].

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Photo by MarysanLocation: Lake Murray, San Diego, California, USA
Photo by Marysan
Location: Lake Murray, San Diego, California, USA
Cygnus olor

Contents

Identification

Photo by odyLocation: Alblasserdam, HollandJuvenile
Photo by ody
Location: Alblasserdam, Holland
Juvenile
  • L. 127-152 cm (50-60 in)
  • W. 208-238 cm (82-94 in)
  • Weight 5500-14300 g (12-31 lbs)

Adult

  • White plumage
  • Bright orange bill with black knob at base
  • Male larger, with larger knob

Juvenile

  • Dull, greyish-brown
  • Grey bill without knob

Distribution

Northern and central Eurasia. British Isles, France, Denmark, and Germany.

Introduced populations present throughout North America.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Town parks, flooded gravel-pits, reservoirs and natural wetlands.

Behaviour

Diet

Includes aquatic plants, by tipping up like a dabbling duck.

Vocalisation


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