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Mute Swan

(Cygnus olor)
Size: 1.25-1.7 m; wing span 2.0-2.4 m
Weight: 9.2-14.3 kg (male), 7.6-10.6 kg (female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Mute Swan at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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No photos available from Oman yet. To see photos of Mute Swans, please visit the page on Mute Swans in Europe.


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

mutswan_jp_20190413.m4a (Portugal) ? © JP

More Mute Swan sound recordings are available at .

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