The scientific name of the trumpet swan is cygnus buccinator.
The trumpeter swan is a very large long necked waterfowl.
The trumpeter swan has white plumage and a black bill.
The trumpeter swan is often confused with the tundra
swan, because it appears very similar. The trumpeter
swan is larger, than the mute swan.
Trumpeter swan is found in North America further west
than the mute swan is found. The trumpter swans eat
aquatic plants that are found in their habitat.
The trumpeter swan breeds near water. Trumpeter swans
build a large nest with plant materials and typically
lay 2-13 eggs at a time. The female mute swan keeps
the eggs warm and the eggs are hatched 33 days. The
young swans will often leave their nest but they stay
with their parents until spring. Younger trumpeter swans
have a pinkish bill and gray-brown plumage.
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