Bewick’s Swan
Cygnus bewickii

– smallest of the white swans with shortest neck, larger than Greylag Goose
– diurnal migrant, nocturnal movements recorded
– migrates in flocks in formation (mostly in lines)


Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD
BIF1508, 18/10/2013, Greifswald, Germany, Michael Heiß

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD, 1CY
BIF1509, 18/10/2013, Greifswald, Germany, Michael Heiß

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD, 2CY
BIF0377, 19/05/2011, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD
BIF0751, 15/01/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD, 2CY
BIF0378, 19/05/2011, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD (two lower birds to the right)
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD, 2CY
BIF0752, 15/01/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD, 1CY
BIF1510, 13/11/2013, Baltic Sea, Germany, Michael Heiß

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, AD, 1CY
BIF1511, 13/11/2013, Baltic Sea, offshore, Michael Heiß

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, AD
Greylag Goose Anser a. anser, AD
BIF0800, 05/03/2013, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser a. albifrons
noise from a motocross race
BIF1538, 18/02/2017, Abbenseth, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii, 50, 500m high
BIF1527, 18/02/2017, Cuxhaven Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Mute Swan (v)
Whooper Swan (v a)

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