Bewick's swan

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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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Nearby, three Bewick's Swans are at RSPB Oakenholt Marsh and a Great White Egret at Sealand Ranges.
BEWICK'S swans finally arrived in Britain yesterday morning - heralding the latest start of winter since 1969.
The walk will be a chance to find out how the wetland was created and get closer to the wildlife that makes its home there, including huge flocks of lapwings and the whooper and Bewick's swans visiting for the winter.
From this superb vantage point, you can see at close quarters the likes of Bewick's swans who have flown in all the way from Russia.
Some 16,000 Whoopers, (more than half the entire population), and 7,000 Bewick's swans (a third of the world's total number) see out the worst of the cold in the comparatively balmy UK.
Whooper and Bewick's swans fly from Iceland and Scandinavia to escape freezing weather.
Bewick's swans are believed to be the birds that mate for life.
MORE proof the world's gone mad - it was reported yesterday that thousands of Bewick's swans, which have normally arrived to spend the winter in Britain by late October, have so far failed to turn up.
Roughly 2,500 birds live here permanently, but 30,000 can visit per year, including Bewick's Swans from Arctic Russia.
Completing the list of arrivals are four Patagonian crested ducks, 15 West-Indian whistling ducks and Mandarin and Carolina ducks, plus extra ross's, nene and red-breasted geese and a pair of Bewick's swans called Bebop and Lula.
Some 9,000 Bewick's swans and 10,000 whooper swans come to British waters to escape the harsh winter of their northern homes.