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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Note straight neck and long tail

General Description: Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) are large, sexually monomorphic waterbirds. In adults, the entire body is white, and the bill is black at the base and the rest is orange. There is a black knob on the forehead, and the tail is relatively long. In juveniles, the body is gray, turning white with age, and the bill is pinkish with black at the base. The nasal cavity also looks like a black mark on the bill.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Urban ponds.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Note black facial skin and black knob on the bill

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, two can be found in the Overton Wildlife Management Area. Others can probably be found on private property around Las Vegas.

Comments: These domestic waterfowl were probably released at Overton as juveniles during the winter of 2006-2007.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), juveniles
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan juveniles
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan juveniles
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Homosassa Springs, Florida
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Homosassa Springs, Florida
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Note dark bill on immature bird
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Note dark bill on immature bird
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
St. James Park, London, England
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
St. James Park, London, England
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Parent and young
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Parent and young

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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