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Giant/Maltese Swan (Cygnus falconeri or Palaeocycnus)

The giant extinct Maltese Swan was a land-feeding bird, well adapted for walking but with little or no ability to fly. By comparison of its fossilised bones with those of living swans it probably resembled a scaled-up Whooper Swan weighing about 16 kg and with a wing span of about 3 m.

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