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  • Aythya fuligula
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About the Trumpeter Swan

Also known as: Bugler Swan

The Trumpeter Swan is a very large species of waterfowl found across northern parts of North America. In fact, it is the largest species of waterfowl and the heaviest native North American bird species. The Trumpeter Swan is named for its distinctive trumpeting call.

Adult Trumpeter Swans have an all-white plumage. The head and neck may have a yellow or reddish tint from dabble-feeding in water rich in iron. The all-black bill may show some pink lining at the opening.

Trumpeter Swans feed by foraging for food under the surface of water (dabbling), and by grazing on grasses and grains. They are mainly herbivorous. Juvenile swans, called cygnets, occasionally feed on aquatic invertebrates and small fish.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 July 2015
Scientific Name Cygnus buccinator
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Cygnus
  • C. buccinator
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 31 August 2015)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
54.3 to 62.2 inches
79.9 inches
271.6 to 448 ounces
Range North America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 黑嘴天鹅 (Chinese)
  • labuť trubač (Czech)
  • Trompetérsvane (Danish)
  • Trompetzwaan (Dutch)
  • trumpettijoutsen (Finnish)
  • Cygne trompette (French)
  • Trompeterschwan (German)
  • Cigno trombettiere (Italian)
  • ナキハクチョウ [nakihakuchou] (Japanese)
  • Trompetersvane (Norwegian)
  • labedz trabiacy (Polish)
  • Cisne-trompeteiro (Portuguese)
  • Лебедь-трубач (Russian)
  • Cisne Trompetero (Spanish)
  • Trumpetarsvan (Swedish)

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