mute swan

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Synonyms for mute swan

soundless Eurasian swan

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All unmarked mute swans on the River Thames, which runs through Windsor, are owned by the Queen as part of a tradition dating back to the 12th century.
In her lawsuit, Amy Hensley states the property managers and homeowners associations should have known mute swans are aggressive, territorial and tend to attack.
Abstract: A juvenile mute swan (Cygnus olor) was presented with right lateral deviation of the mandible.
A vet claims the mute swans in Riverside Park were deliberately targeted by a poisoner
We have our own mute swans, and they've been here for some years.
All mute swans in England and Wales are owned by the Queen.
Deaths of 12 mute swans at the A-1 SUASCO impoundment in Westboro had MassWildlife waterfowl biologist H Heusmann and U.
Today, it still retains that right over all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the Queen only exercises her ownership on some parts of the Thames.
Mute swans are just one of many species that depend on wetlands.
Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset SEE the subtropical gardens at night and visit the mute swans.
Technically the Crown owns all the unmarked, mute swans in open water in Britain but the ritual has not been witnessed by a monarch in centuries.
Towards the coast, we visit a rare and unique place -Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world where you can walk through the heart of a colony of Mute Swans, and the Subtropical Gardens, which nurtures rare and exotic plants from all over the world.
To the untrained eye, male and female mute swans appear identical, but males (known as cobs) are bigger than females (pens) and sport a larger black 'knob' where their bill meets their head.
Adult, healthy mute swans were experimentally infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A/Cygnus cygnus/Germany/R65/2006 subtype H5N1.
A Quebec-based doctor who writes a monthly ornithology column in a medical journal presents scientific observations to accompany his stunning color photographs of birds captured in various stages of courtship, from tenderly nuzzling mute swans to an ostrich "double date" and subsequent brooding behavior.