mute swan

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Synonyms for mute swan

soundless Eurasian swan

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The mute swan is protected by a law known as "the Royal Prerogative", meaning it is a criminal offence to harm it or damage its nests or eggs.
At this time of year, therefore, it's the mute swan that you'll encounter, and it's difficult to imagine a more photogenic bird on any stretch of water.
Meanwhile, a dead mute swan has been found killed by the disease in the south of the country, in Lednice, Breclav, Jihomoravsky province, the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) has reported.
The yobs lured the Royal Mute Swan out of a pond with bread then she was kicked in the head at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
The Fund for Animals had sued USFWS claiming it violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by removing the mute swan from the list of birds protected by the act.
In Maryland, wildlife officials are following their state's original plan to reduce the mute swan population by addling eggs and shooting as many as 1,000 of them this spring, though animal activists managed to get the program temporarily put on hold.
However, others believe it to be no match for the stronger and more determined trumpeter swan, which will drive away the mute swan if it tries to invade its territory.
The mute swan population in the UK is believed to be more than 26,000 - double the number recorded in the 1978 survey - and they are not under threat but the NFA have been concerned for a number of years about swan incidents on fisheries where the governing body has no controlling influence.
Its story of a mute swan who learns to read, write and play the trumpet to express his feelings has delighted readers since its original 1970 publication.
Completing the trio is Mute Swan (John Gosden), who beats Yarra Glen (Charlie Nelson/John Reid) in the 10-furlong maiden.
He watched a male mute swan attack a resident male and eventually drive him away from his territory, his mate, and four 2-month-old cygnets.
Laying date and clutch size in relation to body weight in the mute swan Cygus olor, p.
White's version of the ugly duckling story involves a mute swan named Louis who becomes a famous jazz trumpet player to compensate for his lack of a natural voice.