Whooper Swan
Cygnus cygnus

– very large waterbird, much larger than Greylag Goose
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant
– migrates in pairs or in small to medium flocks in formation
– very vocal

BIF379_MPU_PUM1616_120214_wswan_d_havelland
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD, 1CY
BIF0379, 14/02/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF380_MPU_PUM1984_120216_wswan_mswan_d_havelland
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD
Mute Swan Cygnus olor, AD
BIF0380, 16/02/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF381_MPU_I8Z9309_100305_wswan_d_wittenberg
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD, 2CY
BIF0381, 05/03/2010, Wittenberg, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF382_MPU_I8Z2832_100324_wswan_mswan_d_baltic-sea
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD, 2CY
Mute Swan Cygnus olor, AD
BIF0382, 24/03/2010, Baltic Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF800-2_MPU_I1Q1619_130305_bswan-FL_wswan-FL_glgoo-2_d_north-sea
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii
Greylag Goose Anser a. anser
BIF0800, 05/03/2013, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF395-3_PFR10333_1-11_141116_wswan-AD-5-FC_d_st_fwz-mannh_REF-S
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD
BIF0395, 16/11/2014, Flachwasserzone Mannhausen, Germany, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser MKH 30/60

comparision species:
Mute Swan
Bewick’s Swan

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