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Tundra Swan, Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

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Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Cygnus
Species: columbianus (kol-um-bee-AY-nus) (Info)

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania
Walkerton, Virginia

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Resin On Dec 31, 2008, Resin from Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Possible future species split: Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus (North America) and Bewick's Swan Cygnus bewickii (Europe & Asia).

Neutral Grasmussen On Jan 2, 2009, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a) wrote:

Tundra Swans have a yellow spot on the bill, in front of the eye.

Positive Rickwebb On Nov 15, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

A wonderful, sacred bird that I have seen in its wintering ground during late February into March in southeast Pennsylvania in the large lake at Middle Creek Wildlife Area near Kleinfeltersville, PA, on the border of Lancaster County/Lebanon County, along with lots of Snow Geese.


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