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Mute Swan 170112,... 7978 f

Mute Swan

A large, familiar bird, strikingly white and obvious even at great range, Mute Swan is generally quite tame, even semi-domesticated in its behaviour and choice of habitat.

Territorial pairs are aggressive, even to people or their dogs, using impressive displays of arched wings and loud, hissing calls.

In some floodplains, small groups reegularly feed on dry land, a habit that is more consistent with the two " wild swans ", Bewick's and Whooper,.....

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Taken on January 18, 2012