BEWICK'S SWAN
(Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Barrow's Goldeneye Black Bellied W/Duck


Asia Zone - Slimbridge
The Bewick's Swan can be found in Asia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

Tundra Region
Breeding Habitat - Tundra Region
Tundra region of Northern Russia and Siberia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Eastern population Winter in China and Japan. Western population winter in the British Isles and Northern Europe.

Conservation Status


Size
1150mm to 1400mm (45" to 55")

Appearance - Cob
The male has White plumage, a Black bill with Yellow at the proximal area. The legs and feet are Black.

Appearance - Pen
The female is the same as the male but slightly smaller.

Habitat
Marshes, Lakes and Estuaries of North Russia and Siberia.

Diet
Aquatic vegetation, Leaves, Roots Stems, Grasses and Insect larvae.

Breeding Time
Early May to June

Nest
Built as a large mound shaped nest from plant material off the ground near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 5
Colour: Creamy White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Auritus)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
Bronze Winged Duck (Speculanas Specularis)
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BEWICK'S SWAN
Barrow's Goldeneye Black Bellied W/Duck
Bewick's Swan
©Nigel Key Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge March 2009)

The Bewick’s Swan, also known as the Tundra Swan, was named by William Yarrell after Thomas Bewick who was an engraver of birds and animals.

The Bewick’s Swan is similar to the Whooper Swan except it is smaller, has a shorter neck with a more rounded head and always has more Black than Yellow on its bill. The Whooper Swan has more Yellow than Black on its bill.
   Hear the Bewick's Swan's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2014) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge April 2015) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2015)
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Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2013) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge September 2013) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge April 2013) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge April 2013) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge April 2013)
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Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2012) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2012) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge June 2010) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge March 2012) Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge May 2012)
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