Mute Swan

The Mute Swan was first formally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin as Anas olor in 1789, and was transferred by Johann Matthäus Bechstein to the new genus Cygnus in 1803. It is the type species of the genus Cygnus. The synonym Sthenelides olor has occasionally been used in the past.

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The Mute Swan is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the duck, goose and swan 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. More

mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach length of over 1.5 m (60 inches) and weigh over 15 kg (33 pounds). Their wingspans can be almost 3 m (10 ft). Compared to the closely related geese they are much larger in size and have proportionally larger feet and necks. They also have a patch of unfeathered skin between the eyes and bill in adults. The sexes are alike in plumage, but males are generally bigger and heavier than females. More

The Mute Swan was first formally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin as Anas olor in 1789, and was transferred by Johann Matthäus Bechstein to the new genus Cygnus in 1803. It is the type species of the genus Cygnus. Both cygnus and olor mean "swan" in Latin; cygnus is related to the Greek kyknos. The synonym Sthenelides olor has occasionally been used in the past. More

A native of northern and central Eurasia, the Mute Swan was introduced into North America to grace the ponds of parks and estates. Escaped individuals have established breeding populations in several areas, where their aggressive behavior threatens native waterfowl. More

Mute swans are a non-native, invasive species first brought to this country from Europe in the late 1800s for their aesthetic value. Initially introduced in New York's lower Hudson Valley and Long Island, mute swans were kept by breeders and as domestics on the ponds of private estates. The release of domestic swans into the wild on Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley has led to well established populations in those areas. The largest known releases occurred from 1910-1912 and consisted of approximately 500 birds. More

► Vision and hearing: Mute swans have sharp vision and hearing. ► Sounds: Although they don’t have a “call” they have a remarkable assortment of sounds to convey a broad range of emotions, from a gentle ‘bleat’ through a range of puppy-like barking notes, and a head-to-tail long snort sometimes combined with head-raising and feathers fluffed, to register delight. More

THE MUTE SWANS HISTORY AS OF 2009 The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. They are found in seventy countries (U.N.Environmental Program) legally hunted in none, admired and found on many stamps,coins and protected, except for a recently initiated program in some of the United States. Although they tend to be quieter than other kinds of swans, they are not mute, and do vocalize. More

THE EXOTIC MUTE SWAN (Cygnus olor) IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, USA. Matthew C. Perry, Peter C. Osenton, and Edward J. R. Lohnes USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 11410 American Holly Drive Laurel, MD 20708, USA. More

MUTE SWAN: The Mute Swan, which is a large all-white Eurasian "pond" swan, is semi-domesticated and is now naturally wild in the Eastern United States. The 1972 Audubon Christmas count showed 2,235 birds along the Atlantic coast plus 390 in Traverse Bay, Michigan. The Mute Swan was introduced into the U.S., possibly in mid 1800's. Some people believe that the Mute Swan may have first been introduced on the large estates of eastern Long Island and the lower Hudson River Valley. More

Mute swanMute swans were introduced to North America in the late 1800s as decorations for parks, zoos and private estates. More

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)Description Adults of this large swan range from 125 to 170 centimetres (49 to 67 in) long with a 200 to 240 centimetres (79 to 94 in) wingspan. They may stand over 120 centimetres (47 in) tall on land. Males are larger than females and have a larger knob on their bill. More

Eurasia, mute swans were transported to northern Europe in the Middle Ages and, subsequently, to North America and have been favored among captive owners and breeders of waterfowl for their beauty and grace. Adult males are larger than females. Average mass for adult males is 10.2 kg and for adult females is 8.4 kg. Average length of males and females is 1.27 to 1.52 m. Adults can have a wing span of about 1.8 to 2.4 m. More

Mute Swan Information Length: 58 - 60" Habitat: Lakes, ponds (including park ponds), coastal bays, marshes, and other wetland areas. Requires habitat with plentiful aquatic vegetation and large areas of shallow water. Mute Swan Photo © Don DesJardin Click to enlarge Diet: Mostly aquatic vegetation and algae. Some aquatic insects and crustaceans. More

The mute swan, Cygnus olor, is a large and attractive white bird that is frequently seen on Britain's waterways, and is probably the best-known British waterbird. Originating in north and eastern Europe, its population has exploded as a result of regular introductions since the 16th Century. It is immensely popular with children, who like to feed swans with bread. More

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The Mute Swan was first introduced in the United States as an ornamental bird in the 19th century. Since then their population has exploded. The aggressive Mute Swan is crowding out native species and stripping rivers and lakes of its foliage disrupting the natural food chain. Methods of controlling the growth and decreasing their numbers are being considered. More

The mute swan is a large, white type of waterfowl and a non-native, invasive species. Adults have: * An orange bill with a black knob at the base. * A long neck that is held in a graceful S-curve. * Black to grayish-pink legs and feet. Mute swans grow to about 60 inches with a wingspan of 70 to 90 inches. More

parks, is the mute swan, of Old World origin. It breeds in the wild state in parts of Europe, Asia, and the United States. During the breeding season it has a trumpetlike note, softer in the tame birds. The whistling swan migrates from the arctic to Mexico. Conservation measures saved the almost extinct trumpeter swan of North America, the largest species. Wild species in Europe include the whooper (or whooping) and the Bewick swans. More

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is one of the seven (or eight) species of swan, the largest of the waterfowl. Along with other swans, ducks, and geese, it belongs to the Order Anseriformes (anser being Latin for "goose"). It is also of the Family Anatidae (anas being Latin for "duck") More

The mute swan forages by immersing its head and bill beneath the water and searching through the sediment and by consuming aquatic vegetation, terrestrial seeds, and grasses on the water’s edge and shore. Occasionally it will eat amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, and bread (Cramp, 1977). Young feed mostly on aquatic invertebrates for the first month of life (Ehrlich et al., 1988). Mute Swan Contaminant Exposure Data I. Organochlorine Contaminants 1. More

Mute swan standing in shallow water, stretching its wings Mute swans are a familiar and impressive sight in Britain. Often found on ponds and rivers in parks and other urban areas. By tradition, all mute swans belong to the monarch. They are one of Britain's largest and heaviest birds, with a wingspan of up to 2.4 metres. More

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The Mute Swan Ministry is a non profit ministry dedicated to hope and healing through the belief that God's beauty is to be discovered in nature, art, relationships, life, even within great suffering. All of us have experienced loss… of a loved one, a marriage, health and these days many of us are losing their jobs, homes and financial security. More

note 7 : altogether, 149 Mute Swans were colour ringed in the project (one young bird lost his plastic ring from the summer, and received the second one during the winter control). - Yellow neck collars with black code “ nnPx “ .   Luka Jurinovic, Osjecka 3, HR-10410 Velika Gorica, Croatia.   e-mail : e-mail luka.jurinovic@gmail. More

North American RangeThe Mute Swan is a very large, completely white bird with a long neck held in an S-curve. The bill is orange with a black knob at its base. Juveniles are gray or white, with the white morph more common. More

Mute SwanThe mute swan is 50-60 inches in length with a wingspan of about 82-94 inches. It is completely white and has a long, graceful neck, an orange bill with a black knob at the base, a black face, and black feet and legs. It has a pointed tail and lacy wing feathers. Males and females look alike, but the male is usually a little larger and the black knob at the base of his bill is larger. More

Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Cygnus
Species : olor
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)