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Swan, Mute
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Cygnus olor
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Arizona, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Columbia, British Isles, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, China, Connecticut, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hungary Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.600,000-610,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: <c.100 breeding pairs and <c.1,000 wintering individuals in China; <c.50 individuals on migration and <c.50 wintering individuals ...
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The Mute Swan was first formally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin as Anas olor in 1789, and was transferred by Johann Matthäus Bechstein to the new genus Cygnus in 1803. It is the type species of the genus Cygnus.[ 5] Both cygnus and olor mean "swan" in Latin; cygnus is related to the Greek kyknos.[ 6] [ 7] The synonym Sthenelides olor has occasionally been used in the past. ...
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