MUTE SWAN FACTS
The Mute Swan is native to Europe and Asia and was been introduced to Australia in nineteenth century. It is a large white bird with orange bill with black knob at the base. It can grow to 160 cm long with wing span up to 240 cm. Males are larger than females. Juveniles are greyish brown with paler bill and no knob on bill.
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The nest is a large mounds that of vegetation in shallow water on an islands or at the edge of a lake.
The Mute Swan is native to Europe and Asia and has been introduced to Australia. There is a wild colony on Avon River in Western Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Black Swan (C. atratus)