Swan (Cygnus) Birds Images Classification And Facts Guide

Swan Bird (Cygnus)

The Swan Bird is largest bird belong from the waterfowl Anatidae family. The scientific name of this Swan Bird is Cygnus. Here in this article, you will see the Swan Birds Images, classification and facts guide. This Swan Bird close relatives with the Goose bird and ducks.

There are six or seven species of swan bird but the main is four subspecies that describe in this article.

  • Black swan (Cygnus atratus) 
  • Mute swan(Cygnus olor) 
  • Tundra swan(Cygnus columbianus)
  • Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) 

Swan Birds Images

Swan Birds Images And Classification

Black Swan Bird (Cygnus atratus) Facts Images

  • The black swan bird has a black color feathers with white color flight feathers.
  • They have a bright red color beak with the white tip.
  • The legs and feet of this bird are greyish-black.
  • Male black swan birds are slightly large than the female bird.
  • This bird chicks have greyish-brown feathers with pale-edged.
Black Swan Bird Facts  Specification 
Scientific name Cygnus atratus
Length 110 and 142 cm (43 and 56 in)
Weight 3.7–9 kilograms (8.2–19.8 lb)
Wingspan 1.6 and 2 meters (5.2 and 6.6 ft)
Eggs  4 to 8 eggs
Eggs color  Greenish-white eggs
Incubation period 35–40 days
Nest  Diameter: 1 and 1.5 meters (3-4½ feet)Height: Up to 1 meter high
Distribution Southwestern and eastern Australia,  North West Cape, Cape Leeuwin, Eucla, Atherton Tableland, the Eyre Peninsula, Tasmania, Murray Darling Basin, central and northern Australia.
Habitat Fresh, brackish, salt water lakes, swamps, rivers,  wetlands, sea, near islands, shore,  flooded pastures and tidal mudflats.
Food Aquatic and marshland plants, algae, the leaf of reedmace,  and sea grasses.
Sound Musical, far reaching bugle-like sound, and whistle.
Lifespan Up to 40 years

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Bird Facts Eggs Images

  • The male Mute swan birds are larger than the female bird and it is the second largest waterfowl species.
  • They have a large knob on their beak and gray-black legs.
  • The Mute swan bird has a white color feathers on the body with orange bill and black base.
Mute Swan Facts  Specification 
Scientific name Cygnus olor
Other names Cygne tuberculé (French)Cisne vulgar (Spanish)
Length 50–59.8 in
127–152 cm
Weight 194–504.4 oz
5500–14300 g
Wingspan 200 to 240 cm (79 to 94 in)
wing chord 53–62.3 cm (20.9–24.5 in)
Tarsus 10–11.8 cm (3.9–4.6 in)
Bill 6.9–9 cm (2.7–3.5 in)
Eggs  2–5 eggs
Egg Length 3.5–4.6 in
9–11.6 cm
Egg Width 2.3–2.9 in
5.9–7.4 cm
Eggs description  When laid blue-green, After sometime white and chalky olive-brown.
Incubation period 34–41 days
Nest  5 feet across, 1.5–2.1 feet high,Nest cup: 15 inches across, 3–10 inches deep.
Distribution Eurasia, north of Africa, Europe across western Asia, North America, Australasia and , southern Africa.
Habitat City-park ponds,  rivers, lakes, estuaries, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, flood waters, tidal estuaries, and sheltered coasts.
Food Frogs, tadpoles, fish, snails, mollusks, insects,  cereal crops, and spilt grain.
Sound Whistling and chirping, harsh squawking noise.
Lifespan 30 to 40 years



Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) Bird Photo And Facts

  • The Tundra Swan bird has entirely white plumage on the body.
  • They have black feet and bill with the yellow spot at the base.
Tundra Swan Facts  Specification 
Scientific name Cygnus columbianus
Other names Whistling Swan (English)Cygne siffleur (French)

Cisne chiflador(Spanish)

Length 115–150 cm (45–59 in)
Weight 3.4–9.6 kg (7.5–21.2 lb)
Wingspan 168–211 cm (66–83 in)
Eggs  3–5 eggs
Egg length 3.5–4.6 in
9–11.6 cm
Egg Width 2.3–2.9 in
5.9–7.4 cm
Eggs color  Creamy white eggs
Incubation period 31–32 days
Nest  Height 8 inches, 10–20 inches across.Cup: 7.5–15 inches wide and 4–8 inches deep.
Distribution Arctic, subarctic tundra,  North America
Habitat pools, lakes, rivers,  grassland, marshland, and mountain lakes.
Food Grass,  grains and other crops such as potatoesAquatic vegetation: mannagrass (Glyceria), Potamogeton pondweeds and marine eelgrass (Zostera),
Sound High-pitched honking calls kuk–kuk.
Lifespan 24 years


Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) Facts And Pics

  • The Whooper Swan bird also have entirely white plumage on the body.
  •  This bird has a black color feet.
  • They also have a black color bill with small and rounded yellow patch.
Whooper Swan Facts  Specification 
Scientific name Cygnus cygnus
Name pronounce Hooper swan
Length 140–165 cm (55–65 in)
Weight Male: 9.8–11.4 kg (22–25 lb)
Female:  8.2–9.2 kg (18–20 lb)
Wingspan 205–275 cm (81–108 in)
wing chord 56.2–63.5 cm (22.1–25.0 in)
Tarsus 10.4–13 cm (4.1–5.1 in)
Bill 9.2–11.6 cm (3.6–4.6 in)
Eggs  4–7 eggs
Eggs color  Creamy white eggs
Incubation period 36 days
Distribution southern Europe and eastern Asia, subarctic Eurasia, northern Scotland, Orkney, Ireland,  North America. Icelandic, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Habitat Lowland farmland, on flooded fields, mudflats, lakes, small ponds, pools small lakes, and lochs.
Food water plants, grass, cereals, waste potatoes and sugar beet.
Sound Deep honking call
Lifespan 20 years


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