Trumpeter Swans

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Length—64 in.
Weight—28 lbs.

Trumpeter swans are the largest birds native to North America. The non-native mute swan is nearly as large, but has a distinctive orange knob on the top of the bill which makes identification easy. Trumpeter swans have a large, stout, black bill. Large male trumpeters can have a wingspan of nearly ten feet. Trumpeters feed mostly on aquatic plants, although in winter they may forage on waste grain and grasses in farm fields.

illustration of trumpeter and tundra swans