Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53775

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Cygnus
Genus species:Cygnus buccinator

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:114 cm
Weight:Males 11.9 kg Female 9.4 kg
Identification:The trumpeter swan has white feathers, and a black bill, legs, and feet.
Habitat:Lakes, ponds, large rivers, bays, grain fields
Diet:Herbivore: green plants, seeds, aquatic invertebrates
Reproduction:Pairs mate from April to May. The female lays 3-9 eggs, incubating them for 33-37 days. The chicks fledge by 119 days of age.
Trumpeter swans travel in small flocks.
Behavior:Trumpeter swans mate for life. They are very territorial and become aggressive when other swans or animals enter their territory.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The trumpeter swan is considered to be conspecific with the whooper swan. It suffered near extinction in the nineteenth century due to hunting.

Other Information

Geographic:Western portions of Northern and Central North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Trumpeter swan
duck-like bird
Trumpeter swans
Trumpeter swans -- Infancy
Swans
Anatidae
Anseriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata