Whistling Swan (Slimbridge March 2019)
The Whistling Swan is so called because of the high pitched sound made by their wings during flight, not their call.
The Whistling Swan and Bewick's Swan are known as Tundra Swans.
The Whistling Swan is similar to the larger Trumpeter Swan but can be distinguished by Yellow at the base of the beak.
| Hear the Whistling Swan's Call:-
1150mm to 1500mm (45" to 59")
Appearance - Male
The male has White plumage, a large wedge shaped Black bill, and Black extending from the base of the bill to the eye with variable amounts of Yellow round the base. The legs and feet are Black.
Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male but slightly smaller.
Lakes, Marshes, Estuaries in the Arctic tundra region of coastal Alaska, and northern Canada.
Mainly Aquatic Plants, Leaves, Root Stems, but will also graze on Grasses, and Grain. They will also eat animal matter such as Aquatic Insects, Larvae, and freshwater Molluscs.
Quantity: 5 to 6
Colour: Creamy White.