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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

General Description: Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) are large, sexually monomorphic waterfowl. In adults, the entire body is white and the bill is all black. In juveniles, the body is gray, turning white with age. Swans hold their neck straight up, and there can be a bit or orange or red on the lips.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Where to Find: Don't look for Trumpeter Swans around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them from northern Nevada north to Alaska. Around Las Vegas, keep an eye out for them during winter in places like Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Trumpeter Swan are the largest species of waterfowl in the world.

Visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology "All About Birds" website for more information.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Trumpeter Swan at Overton Wildlife Management Area (Jan. 2013)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Trumpeter Swan at Overton Wildlife Management Area (Jan. 2013)
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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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