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Swan Species


Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)

Southern South America to Cape Horn and a frequent visitor to the Falkland Islands. Description: Almost a goose-like swan, adult having a...
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Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus or Sthenelides melancoryphus)

A native of southern South America and perhaps the most attractive of all swans. Description: A typical swan but with a velvet...
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Black Swan (Cygnus atratus or Chenopis atratus)

Found on lakes in Australia and New Zealand. Description: The adults are completely sooty-black with slightly greyer fringes to body and wing...
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Bewick’s/Jankowski’s Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii or Olor columbianus bewickii)

Europe and Asia. Alternative name: Tundra Swan (with Whistling Swan). Description: Smaller than other northern swans, with a shorter body and shorter...
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Whistling Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus or Olor columbianus)

North American counterpart of Bewick’s Swan with which it is now generally regarded as non-specific under the name Tundra Swan. Description: The...
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Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus or Cygnus musicus)

Europe and Asia. This is a Palaearctic cousin of the Trumpeter Swan. Description: Sexes are similar. All white, although head may be...
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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator or Olor buccinator)

Western North America. The largest and rarest of the swans, the American counterpart of the Whooper Swan. Description: Adult is completely white,...
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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Polish Mute Swan (Cygnus immutabilis)

This is the most common swan seen on our urban lakes and in Europe. A family of Mute Swans Description: The adults...
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