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Swan

Swan
life expectancy:30 to 40 years
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Description [ edit ]

The male is called cob, the female, pen, and the young are the cygnets.

Swans vary in coloration. The pure-white swans are probably the most recognizable species due to their use in fairytales. However, swans can also be mixed with black and white. Cygnets have a grayish coloration that turns in to a beautiful plumage when they grow up.

Swans can have dark legs or pink legs, depending on the specie. The bill has different colors according to the specie as well: some swans have dark bills that can have yellow mixed in or red and black combinations.

Usually swans are large birds, being the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) the largest bird in North America. The Mute Swan, (Cygnus olor) measures about 150 cm, having a wingspan of 2 to 2,50 meters, and weights 7 to 15 kg.
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Temperament [ edit ]

Swans migrate to worm places during Winter. They can fly in flocks up to 100 individuals. They can fly up to a speed of 90 km/h.

Swans mate for life, although some pairs break up, usually when something goes wrong in the breeding process.

The Mute Swan is the only specie that curves the head while swimming, which makes a heart shape when paired with another swan. Mute swans are silent, but are capable of making some noises, although not far reaching.

Swans use their posture to communicate, and in aggressive mode males arch their wings over the back as a signal.
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