Whooper swan


Whooper swan (cygnus cygnus)

Individual singers

Whooper swans are very „talkative“ with a typical, deep, trumpet-like call. In addi- tion, there are greeting calls, triumph calls as well as a number of different calls given during resting, flying or when disturbed. The calls of different individuals are dis- tinctive and can be differentiated.
Whooper Swans are monogamous and pair for life. The female whooper swans is res- ponsible for incubating, while the male guards his female and the nest.

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Category: Birds

Size: Head-tail length 145cm-150cm, wing length 59-61cm, wing span 200cm

Breeding duration: 35 days

Age: 20 years

Sexually mature: with 4 years

Reproduction: 4-5 eggs

food: Aquatic plants, grasses, roots

habitat: Shallow water lakes with rich vegetation

Danger: not endangered

distribution: subarctic Eurasia (from Iceland, Scandinavia to Siberia). Meanwhile also brood populations south of the ancestral distribution area

distribution area