Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)

posted on 21st of march, 2012

There are swans, and then there are Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator). As the name indicates, Trumpeter Swans demonstrate a distinctive way of communicating, (if humans could just understand what they're saying.)

As juveniles, trumpeter swan cygnets transform from little white fluffballs...
© Tazzy (Help) brown-tinged adolescents... the brilliant white plumage of adults. All this takes about a year.

Another indication of an immature trumpeter is the orange beak, rather than the black beak of an adult.

If you want to find all 8700 photos of swans, just do a Dreamstime search with keyword "swan." To narrow it down, you can use the latin name "cygnus," or narrow your search even more by entering "cygnus buccinator."

Comments (5)

Posted by Hanbaoluan on March 27, 2012
The pictures are beautiful!
Posted by Nero67 on March 25, 2012
Beautiful images!!!
Posted by 19838623doug on March 22, 2012
Posted by Egomezta on March 22, 2012
Great images, good luck.
Posted by Mariaam on March 22, 2012
Beautiful swans and great photos!

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Photo credits: Geoffrey Kuchera, Judy Whitton, Dana Kenneth Johnson.

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