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...




...to brown-tinged adolescents...




...to 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,...

[ Read more... ]
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
Nice
Doug



Comments (5)

This article has been read 735 times.
 
About Me
(Toynutz)
Bend, Oregon, US
Archive
2013
November (3)
September (1)
2012
2009
2008
Exclusive user Blogs
    Search the blogs!
Latest articles (RSS 2.0 )
  Coyote Butte: Just another cinder cone?
  Horse Butte, Bend, Oregon
  Bessie Butte - A Nice Walk to a Spectacular View
  High Desert Oases: Mayfield and Reynolds Ponds
  Dreamstime Submission Rate
  A Chicken Story
  Bees!
  Of Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins
  Western Thatching Ants (Formica obscuripes)
  Central Oregon Waterways

Create your own blog in seconds...
My favourite articles
None
More favorite articles

Related image searches

trumpeter swan cygnus buccinator white

Trumpeter related stock images