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Waterfowl Identification in the Central Flyway

Tundra Swan (Whistler)

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Body: Very large bird, 11-20 pounds, 48-57 inches long. Adult entirely snow white; immature grayish white. Primaries whitish as opposed to black primaries on Snow Goose. Adult feet and bill black with yellow spot on bill in front of eye; immature, dull pinkish feet and bill, and bill lacks yellow spot. Voice: Loud, musical and varied wow-wow-ou and who-who. In Flight: Very long white neck and body. Black bill and feet evident.

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