Bewick's swan


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Related to Bewick's swan: brent goose, whooper swan, whistling swans, tundra swans

Bewick's swan

(ˈbjuːɪks)
n
(Animals) a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
[named after Thomas Bewick, noted esp for his woodcuts of birds]
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Noun1.Bewick's swan - Eurasian subspecies of tundra swanBewick's swan - Eurasian subspecies of tundra swan; smaller than the whooper
Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
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You will be able to see all sorts of animals, including: Kate the Kingfisher | Flavia the Andean flamingo | Benedict the Bewick's swan | Emily the Emperor dragonfly and | Lottie the otter |Nick Brooks, Martin Mere's general manager said: "We take particular pride in helping to conserve the Hawaiian goose (Nene), the world's rarest goose, which was identified as a species that needed protecting by our founder Sir Peter Scott.
The whistling swan and its Eurasian counterpart, the Bewick's swan, were formerly considered separate species, but were more recently lumped under the inclusive name "tundra swan.
The Severn Estuary is the second most important site for waterbirds in Wales, after the Dee Estuary which is home to 129,271 birds and has also seven internationally important species: the mute swan, bewick's swan, shelduck, pintail, shoveler, ringed plover and dunlin.
Some of the last paintings in the book were by Sir Peter Scott and feature - appropriately enough - the Bewick's swan.
They include the Bewick's Swan, one of the few species to pair for life with the same partner.
It is good news for the Bewick's swan population which has seen steep declines since the 1990s.
Bewick's Swan This small swan, named after the engraver Thomas Bewick, is one of the birds that would have its Severn Estuary habitat wrecked by both the largest barrage and the two coastal lagoons.
The Severn Estuary, which closely follows the Dee as the second most important site in Wales, also has internationally important numbers of seven species - mute swan, Bewick's swan, shelduck, pintail, shoveler, ringed plover and dunlin.
Experts believe migratory birds, such as the Bewick's swan or the whooper swan, which winter in Britain to escape the harsh climes of the Arctic Circle, could be the culprits - and they are on their way back to their breeding grounds in Greenland, Iceland and the Baltic.
Whooper swans, named after their distinctive trumpeting call, and the smaller Bewick's swan only visit the UK during the winter when they spend the season here to escape the harsh conditions found further north.
The flat, arable land in the shadow of the Dee industrial area has hosted both species of wild swan, with a larger number of whooper than Bewick's swan, which are still present just inside the Flintshire border.
The long-term plan for the reserve includes targets to attract many different birds including bittern, wigeon, shoveler, teal and Bewick's swan, " explained CCW Gwent Levels Warden, Adam Rowlands.