Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like
Tundra Swan

Tundra Swan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Tundra Swan

Overview

Tundra Swan: Small swan, completely white, head and neck often stained rust-brown from ferrous minerals in marsh soils. Black bill, usually with yellow spot at base. Black legs, feet. Strong direct flight on steady wing beats. Flies in straight line or V formation. Most common swan in North America.

Range and Habitat

Tundra Swan: Breeds in Alaska and far northern Canada east to Baffin Island. Spends winters from southern Alaska south to Nevada, Utah, and Baja California and on mid-Atlantic coast; rarely found on the Gulf coast of Texas and occasionally on the Great Lakes. Preferred habitats include tundra, marshy lakes, and bays.

INTERESTING FACTS

The Tundra Swan used to be called the "Whistling Swan.” The species' former name referred to the sound made by the slow, powerful beating of their wings in flight. They fly in v-shaped formations and may achieve speeds up to 100 miles an hour with a tail wind. They usually form a pair and “go steady” for a year before breeding. A group of swans has many collective nouns, including a "ballet", "bevy", "drift", "regatta", and "school" of swans.

Common Loon - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Greater White-fronted Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Wood Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Bewick's Swan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები King Eider - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Tundra Swan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Spot-billed Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Bufflehead - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Greater White-fronted Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Eurasian Wigeon - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები White-cheeked Pintail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Spectacled Eider - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Copyright © 2012