Whooper swan

Whooper swan
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) (26).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Subfamily:Anserinae
Tribe:Cygnini
Genus:Cygnus
Species:C. cygnus
Binomial name
Cygnus cygnus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Range of C. cygnus      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range

The whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), is a large white bird which lives in Europe and Asia. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan. Francis Willughby and John Ray's Ornithology of 1676 referred to the this swan as "the Elk, Hooper, or wild Swan".[2]

Description

Young whooper swan.
Legs and feet are black.

An adult whooper swan weighs 9-11 kg. It is 140-160 cm long (including neck and head) and it has a wingspan of 205-235 cm. Young swans are grey-brown. They have a pink and black beak.[3] The young get pale grey in end of their first summer. They get the white adult colour before their second winter. Male and female swans look otherwise similar, but the males are larger.[4]

The whooper swan, Bewick's swan and mute swan look quite similar, but the details are different. Whooper swan is clearly larger than Bewick's swan. When it lands it water or takes off it slides longer distances.[4]


Mute swan, whooper swan, bewick swan
Whooper swan bill
Whooper swan straight neck and short tail.
Mute swan: hump and orange bill
Mute swan: curved neck and long tail.
Bewick swan bill
Bevick swan short neck and horizntal tail.
Other Languages
Адыгэбзэ: Къыу
Afrikaans: Singswaan
العربية: تم ناعق
asturianu: Cygnus cygnus
azərbaycanca: Harayçı qu quşu
беларуская: Лебедзь-клікун
български: Поен лебед
brezhoneg: Alarc'h kristilh
Cebuano: Cygnus cygnus
čeština: Labuť zpěvná
dansk: Sangsvane
davvisámegiella: Njukča
Deutsch: Singschwan
eesti: Laululuik
English: Whooper swan
español: Cygnus cygnus
Esperanto: Kantocigno
føroyskt: Svanur
français: Cygne chanteur
Frysk: Kloekswan
Gàidhlig: Eala ghlòrach
galego: Cisne bravo
한국어: 큰고니
Հայերեն: Ճչան կարապ
interlingua: Cygnus cygnus
íslenska: Álft
italiano: Cygnus cygnus
עברית: ברבור שר
kalaallisut: Qussuk
Кыргызча: Аккуу
кырык мары: Мырышы йӱксӹ
latviešu: Ziemeļu gulbis
Livvinkarjala: Joučen
македонски: Жолтоклун лебед
монгол: Гангар хун
Nederlands: Wilde zwaan
नेपाली: महाराज हंस
Nordfriisk: Sjongswaan
norsk: Sangsvane
norsk nynorsk: Songsvane
پنجابی: ووپر سوان
Piemontèis: Cygnus cygnus
português: Cisne-bravo
русиньскый: Кликун лебидь
саха тыла: Куба
Scots: Houper
slovenčina: Labuť spevavá
slovenščina: Labod pevec
српски / srpski: Велики лабуд
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Žutokljuni labud
svenska: Sångsvan
Türkçe: Ötücü kuğu
українська: Лебідь-кликун
Tiếng Việt: Thiên nga lớn
Winaray: Cygnus cygnus
粵語: 黃嘴天鵝
中文: 大天鹅