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Mute Swans

Mute Swans are a very large and beautiful bird.
The male is known as a cob and the female a pen. The young are called cygnets.
The cob and pen are similar in appearance. Their adult plumage is entirely white. A triangular black area in front of the eyes extends to a black fleshy knob over the nostrils. Generally males have a larger knob than females which is most evident during the breeding season.
The area around the nostrils and tip of beak are also black. The bill is bright red-orange fading to pink in non breeding birds.
Legs and feet of the Royal Mute Swan are black to blackish gray. Eyes are hazel.
Adult weight is from 25 to 30 lbs. with some laying females being heavier.
Mute swans often breed their third year with a clutch of 4 t0 8 eggs which have an incubation period of 35 to 37 days.
Newly hatched cygnets have overall pale gray upperparts and white underparts. The bill is black and the feet and legs are pale gray.
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MalukoPedrocas Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Nice!! animals are awesomeee!! great photograph anyways! :clap:
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XColourlessXRainbowX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D :heart:
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MalukoPedrocas Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
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SHA-N Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, at first I thought you drew this. That would've been pretty impressive. But regardless, this a nice shot. I like how you framed the swan, and the water ripples look nice.
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XColourlessXRainbowX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish i could draw that ;)
Thank you very much :heart:
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SHA-N Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, me too. .-.
You're welcome. Great photography. c:
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