Made famous in Seamus Heaney's poetry, it is a Ramsar site and Special Protection Area as the whooper swan
stays there from October to April.
is a migratory bird and it arrives in Issyk-Kul for wintering.
w] = 11 kg, the mass of a whooper swan
, and making allowances for variations in a, the maximum value of [chi] at which flight is possible at this altitude is 42.
It has never been recorded in modern Egypt though the very similar Whooper Swan
has, albeit very rarely.
We examined 8 Baikal teals, 3 bean geese, 1 whooper swan
, and 2 mallard ducks naturally infected with HPAI A(H5N8) virus.
Over the same period, numbers of whooper swan
have also risen, increasing by 122 per cent, but Bewick's swan has declined by 44 per cent.
The impressively noisy Whooper swan
and the smaller, rarer Bewick's are tough birds, but they are still not tough enough to cope with the permanent dark and unremitting chill of an Arctic winter.
In a bid to learn more about these magnificent birds and in the process increase public awareness, The Lough Neagh Wetlands Whooper Swan
Project or the Superwhooper Project was hatched in 2007 when a team of scientists visited Iceland to observe breeding Whooper swans
The controls were put in place on April 5 after it emerged that a whooper swan
found in Fife had the H5N1 strain of the disease.
Employees of the Chuy office of the Department of Natural Resources found a whooper swan
with a gunshot wound in the Ala-Archa water reservoir, the Department reported.
Subtype H5N1 viruses were found in various bird species (mallard, Baikal teal, mandarin duck, whooper swan
, and Eurasian eagle owl) in places such as migratory bird habitats and nearby hills (Figure 1, panel A).
The controls were put in place on a fortnight ago after it emerged that a whooper swan
found in Cellardyke, Fife, had the H5N1 strain of the disease.