The scientific name for the mute swan is Cygnus Olor
. Mute swans are very large, long necked waterfowl.
Mute swans have an orange bill with a black knob at
the base. The neck of a mute swan is often held in an
Mute swans live in ponds, lakes and parks. The mute
swan is an Old World species that was introduced into
North America. The mute swan is mostly found on the
east coast and great lakes.
Mute swans will hiss, in an effort to protect themselves
and their young. Mute swans also have very powerful
Mute swans eat aquatic plants, indigenous to their
Like other swans the mute swan breeds near water. Mute
swans build a large nest with plant materials and typically
lay 4-6 eggs at a time. The female mute swan keeps teh
eggs warm and the eggs are hatched 34-38 days. The young
swans will often leave their nest but remain close to
their parents for 4 months.
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