Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trumpeter Swan

The Trumpeter Swan (Scientific name - Cygnus buccinator) is the largest species of waterfowl native to North America. They are migratory and the largest number of breeding pairs can be found in Alaska. They winter in the Southern part of Western Canada and in Washington State, Montana and sometimes Colorado. They have historically been known to range as far south as Texas or California.
The adult Trumpeter Swan is all white with a distinctive black bill. Juveniles display grey plumage. The legs are a grey/pink colour. 

The two top photos were taken in December 2010 while the bottom photo was taken in February 2012. All photos were taken in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

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