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,...

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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

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