Mute Swan

Other Names: none

Distribution: discontinuously throughout Europe and western Asia.

Mute Swan distribution range map

Description:

Size: 140-160 cm in length with a 200-240 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are entirely white. Young birds are dingy gray-brown, becoming whiter with age. The bill is bright orange and the eyes are black with a black face mask.

Species image
Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
arkansas
atlanticcoast
british columbia
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kentucky
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north atlantic coast
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
very-long-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
soaring
Markings
bold
plain
Sounds
harsh call
Location
high flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
fields
flats
Forests
Marshes
Color
black
blackandwhite
brown
white
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species