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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) discovered by Marcel Roy (#403)

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Sighting Info

Observed: November 16, 2010 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: November 17, 2010 @ 3:55 PM (diff: 1 days)
Mute Swan The mute swan is approximately 160 cm (63 inches) long. It is mainly white with black legs and feet. There is a black area going down from the eye area to the base of the bill. The bill is orange with a small knob. The hens are brownish with a smaller knob on the bill. Omnivore. Mostly vegetarian, they eat water plants and algae. Occasionally they eat insects, fish, and crustaceans. Wetland areas including ponds, lakes, marshes, and sheltered bays; originally from Europe and Asia, they are now also found in North America. Some migrate to warmer areas during winter.

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