A Black bill with Yellow at the proximal area, Black legs and feet with White plumage.
A Red bill with a pale bar and tip, Grey/Black legs and feet and Black plumage.
Black Necked Swan
A Grey bill with a Red caruncle at the base and a thin White line surrounding the eye, Pink legs and feet
and White plumage with a Black neck and head.
A Red bill, Pinkish legs and feet, White plumage with Black tips on its outer primary feathers.
An Orange bill bordered with Black, a Black tip and knob, Grey/Black legs and feet and White plumage.
A large wedge shaped Black bill, Dark Grey legs and feet and White plumage.
A large wedge shaped Black bill with variable amounts of Yellow round the base. The legs and feet are Black and White plumage.
Now that we have identified the Swans, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge
They can be found in the following Zones: -
Bewick's Swan. - Swan Lake Zone
Black Swan. - Australia Zone
Black-Necked Swan. - South America Zone
Coscoroba Swan. - Pampas Pen Zone
Mute Swan. - Swan Lake Zone
Trumpeter Swan. - North America Zone
Whistling Swan. - North America Zone
Did You Know?
|The male Swan is called a Cob, the female a Pen and the young a Cygnet.
|The Swan is the largest waterfowl and the largest of all flying birds.
|All Swans native to Britain have White plumage whereas Swans from the Southern hemisphere have
Black or part Black plumage.
|A captive Swan may live up to 30 years or more.
|Swans do not mate for life but do stay together a season or more.
|Swans are stronger fliers and can reach speeds of up to 60mph.
Dabbling Duck Identification
Diving Duck Identification
Sea Duck Identification
Whistling Duck Identification
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