Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) - HBW 1, p. 577
French: Cygne tuberculé
Spanish: Cisne Vulgar
Taxonomy: Anas Olor Gmelin, 1789, Russia, Sibiria, Persico etiam littore maris Caspii.
Despite its all white plumage, apparently linked more closely to Southern Hemisphere species (C. atratus, C. melanocorypha) than to northern swans. Hybridization with C. atratus recorded in captivity. Monotypic.
Distribution: British Is, C and N Europe E through C Asia to E China. Feral populations in North America, Japan, South Africa, SW Australia and New Zealand.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 68 videos
- 4.7 Pair copulating Norway, Apr 2009 Per Johan
- 4.6 A pair preenin... Germany, Jul 2011 Christian Wiesmann
- 4.5 An immature pr... USA (Unite..., Nov 2005 Curt Kessler
- 4.5 A pair with th... Germany, Jun 2010 Christian Wiesmann
- 4.5 Walking on ice... Norway, Apr 2009 Per Johan
- 4.4 A female carry... Great Brit..., May 2010 Anne Cotton
PhotosSee all 170 photos
- 4.5 A pair Belgium, Dec 2012 Marco Valentini
- 4.4 Reflection Czech Repu..., Aug 2011 John A Thompson
- 4.3 Bird flapping ... Great Brit..., Oct 2007 Bob Thompson
- 4.2 An adult bird ... Romania, Sep 2005 raniero massoli-novelli
- 4.2 Mates may mirr... Ireland, Aug 2010 Brendan Marnell
- 4.2 Keeping them u... Great Brit..., May 2011 Alan Debenham