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Tundra or Trumpeter, Toronto (1 Viewer)

Eildert

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Hello,
I photographed this presumable Tundra Swan (yellow spot on bill) in Toronto the other day. However, the bird also seems to have some characteristics of a Trumpeter. What are your opinions? Thanks in advance!
 

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mummymonkey

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Neither are species I have field experience with so good to wait for more views. What are the characters that you were thinking of for trumpeter?
 

Eildert

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Didn't see a clear angle to the black of the bill underneath the eye, and the bill actually seemed less concave than I expected.
 

Eildert

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Also, I should mention that Trumpeter is very common here (after having been reintroduced to the area) and Tundra much scarcer.
 

birdmeister

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Tundra for me, too. Trumpeter should never show a yellow loral spot, so that is the biggest mark here. Often the most consistent field mark is seen when the bird is head-on, in which the border where the bill meets the face is V-shaped in Trumpeter but roundly U-shaped in Tundra.
 

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