Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) - HBW 1, p. 578

French: Cygne chanteur German: Singschwan Spanish: Cisne Cantor

Taxonomy: Anas Cygnus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Forms superspecies with C. buccinator; this sometimes considered a subspecies of present species. Sometimes placed in genus Olor with C. buccinator and C. columbianus. Population of S Greenland and Iceland has been assigned separate subspecies islandicus, though doubtfully valid. Monotypic.

Distribution: Iceland and Scandinavia E to NE Siberia; winters in W and C Europe, around Baltic, North, Black, Caspian and Aral Seas, E to coastal China and Japan.