Mute Swan on Lake Ontario
Observation à la digue ouest du port de Larros, Gujan-Mestras (Gironde)
White feathered, black around the eyes, and an orange bill
Two adults with three cygnets, at the eponymous Svanemøllen Strand
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 centimetres (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan...