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Mute Swan
(Cygnus olor)

Mute Swan
 Photo © Don DesJardin
Mute Swan Information

Length: 58 - 60"

Habitat: Lakes, ponds (including park ponds), coastal bays, marshes, and other wetland areas. Requires habitat with plentiful aquatic vegetation and large areas of shallow water.

Diet: Mostly aquatic vegetation and algae. Some aquatic insects and crustaceans.
Identification tips for the Mute Swan
Sounds of the Mute Swan
Range Maps:
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Mute Swan Breeding Map Mute Swan Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional photos and information:
Wildlife in Connecticut
Photos of Mute Swan, habitat, weight, length, diet, identification, range, reproduction, and management.
Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Mute Swan family



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