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Nesting Mute Swan

Nesting Mute Swan
The mute swan (Cygnus olor) 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. Mute swans nest on large mounds that they build with waterside vegetation in shallow water on islands in the middle or at the very edge of a lake. They are monogamous and often reuse the same nest each year, restoring or rebuilding it as needed. Male and female swans share the care of the nest, and once the cygnets are fledged it is not uncommon to see whole families looking for food.They feed on a wide range of vegetation, both submerged aquatic plants which they reach with their long necks, and by grazing on land. The food commonly includes agricultural crop plants such as wheat, and feeding flocks in the winter may cause significant crop damage, often as much through trampling with their large webbed feet, as through direct consumption. Taken at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. No processing or touch-ups.

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot!
2 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
Such a beautiful bird and well captured!
2 years ago.