10 Interesting Swan Facts

Tuesday, November 24th 2015. | Animals

The birds which have close relation with ducks and geese are explained on Swan Facts. Swan is included in the genus Cygnus and the family Anatidae. Swan is considered as faithful animals for they will mate for life. But sometimes, they part away due to the nesting failure. The swan will have another partner if the mate dies. There are around 3-8 eggs produced by the swan. Here are some interesting facts about swan to note:

Swan Facts 1: the largest species of swan

Can you mention some of the largest species of swan? Those include the whooper swan, trumpeter swan and mute swan.

Swan Facts 2: the size of swan

The wingspans of sawn can reach 9.8 feet or 3 meter if you look at the large species. They can have the weight around 33 lb or 15 kilogram. The length can be 59 inches or 1.5 inches.

Swan beauty

Swan beauty

Swan Facts 3: the comparison of swan and geese

If we talk about the size of geese and swan, the swans should be larger. They also have larger necks and feet than geese.

Swan Facts 4: the adult male and female swans

The female swans have smaller and lighter body than the male counterparts. Between the eyes and bill of the adult swans, you can find unfeathered skin.



Swan Facts 5: the differences of northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere swans

The plumage of the southern hemisphere species has the mixed black and white tone. You can spot the pure white plumage on the northern hemisphere species.

Swan Facts 6: Cygnus atratus

Cygnus atratus is the scientific name of the Australian black swan. The feathers of the swan are completely black. But you find white feathers on the wings. The light grey color can be seen on the chicks of black swans. The black neck and white body is seen on the South American black necked swan.

Swan Facts

Swan Facts

Swan Facts 7: the legs

Generally, the dark blackish grey color is seen on the legs of swans. But the pink legs are seen on the two South American species. Find out facts about Sumatran tiger here.

Swan Facts 8: the color of bills

Let’s find out the color of swan’s bills. It is varied depending on the species. Some swans have red and black colored bills, while the black bills are seen on the four subarctic species.

Facts about Swan

Facts about Swan

Swan Facts 9: the teeth

Do you know that swans do not have any teeth? When the swans want to eat and catch the prey, they will use the beaks. Get facts about sun bear here.

Swan Facts 10: migrations

One of the swans which migrate is the whooper swan.  They can be seen migrating to Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, Japan, and China.



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