Swan


The Black Swan is an exotic bird in the United States that is native to Australia. It was photographed in San Antonio, Texas.

The Black Swan is an exotic bird in the United States that is native to Australia. It was photographed in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Black Swan is black feathered with a red bill and gray black legs and feet. It is exotic to North America and is native to Australia. The habitat extends over fresh, brackish, and salt-water lakes, swamps, and rivers. The diet is generally aquatic and marshland plants.

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Mute Swans are found around the Great lakes and the northeastern coast of the United States.

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The Mute Swan is a white graceful swan with a black-knobbed orange bill tilting to the ground. It often swims with an S-curve in the neck. The immature young birds have black at the base of a pinkish bill. It was introduced from Europe. It has a range around the Great Lakes and is expanding to the Northeast coast of the United States. It has a habitat at fresh and salt-water ponds, coastal lagoons, and salt bays. The diet is mostly plant material consisting of seeds, stems, leaves, pondweeds, and algae.

One of the areas where the Mute Swan was photographed was at the Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area near Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

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This is America’s common native Swan. It known as a Trumpeter Swan, and is normally in the Northwest.

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This is America’s common native swan. All-white wings and body, and very long neck marks them as Swans. Bill and feet are black. Breeds from Arctic coast on barren ground south to Alaska and Canada. May winter on the Great Lakes and east and west coasts, but rarely to the Gulf coast. Can be found on lakes, large rivers, bays, and flooded fields.

The above Swan was photographed at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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