tundra swan


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tundra swan

n.
A small white swan (Cygnus columbianus) that breeds in the Arctic.

tun′dra swan`


n.
a swan, Cygnus columbianus, nesting in Arctic regions of both hemispheres, with a high-pitched, musical call.
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Noun1.tundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worldstundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
genus Cygnus, Cygnus - a genus of Anatidae
Cygnus columbianus columbianus, whistling swan - North American subspecies of tundra swan having a soft whistling note
Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii - Eurasian subspecies of tundra swan; smaller than the whooper
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This winter we also saw a Bewick's Swan or tundra swan on the whooper pond during the cold snap, sadly only for a couple of days.
Of the 40 species, there were nine species of shorebirds, seven dabbling ducks, five diving ducks, four waders, three gulls, and two "geese" (one was light geese, which includes Snow and Ross' Geese), in addition to Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), American Coot (Fulica americana), White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchus), Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Sandhill Crane, Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia), and two species that could not be identified (one dabbling duck and one sandpiper).
From October 2013 to April 2014, the age structure of the Tundra Swan was surveyed by point count method at 45 survey sites of Poyang Lake.
Bewick's Swan, now more widely known as the Tundra Swan, is a large, long-necked, pure white species of waterfowl.
When I look back on the week, we saw a fine mix of bufflehead, green-wing teal, black duck, northern shoveler, ruddy ducks, hooded mergansers, blue-winged teal, bluebills, mallards, long-tailed ducks, common scoters, tundra swan and Canada geese.
2,000 permits were available for this fall's tundra swan hunt, with more than 5,000 hunters applying for permits.
Species Egg laying Incubation Fledging Ross's Goose 4-6 19-25 40-43 Brant 5 24 40-45 Lesser Snow Goose 5-7 24 40-43 Greater Snow Goose 5-7 24 43 Greater White- 5-7 25 42-49 fronted Goose Cackling Goose 5-7 26-27 42-49 Canada Goose 5-7 27-28 63 Tundra Swan 6-10 31-32 65 Species Total Source Ross's Goose 63-74 Jonsson et al.
A Tundra Swan weighs about 15 pounds and has a wingspan over six feet.
This expansion into new areas has resulted in recent observations of an overlap of the breeding distribution with that of the smaller tundra swan Cygnus columbianus in some areas.