Phil Pearce

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Trumpeter Swan

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Trumpeter Swan

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“Cygnus Buccinator”

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The Trumpeter Swan is a very large all white bird with a long neck and a black bill and black legs.

They are between 138 and 158cm in length

 They have

 a wingspan of 202cm.

 They weigh in between 7700 and 12,700g

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They eat aquatic vegetation and will eat grains and crops.

They need at least 100 metres of open water for them to take off.  They lay 4 to 6 eggs incubated for 32 to 37 days 

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They make a trumpet sound when alarmed hence their name. They live for up to 26 years.

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