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This large white swan is slightly larger than the similar Bewick’s Swan. It has a long neck and black legs and has a black bill with a triangular patch of yellow.
They eat plants, grass, grain, and potatoes.
They measure 140 to 160cm in length
They have a wingspan of 205 to 235cm
They weigh in at 9 to 11kg.
23 pairs breed in the uk and 11,000 birds winter in the uk.