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Swan, Mute (Cygnus olor) - turning egg
Photo by Jaybee,Notts,UK

Swan, Mute (Cygnus olor) - turning egg

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May 2004 - a female mute swan turning her eggs.

These birds breed on lakes with shallow areas for feeding, slow-flowing rivers, canals, nearby fields and beside salt and brackish water.
Eggs: 5-8
Incubation: 34-38 days
Fledging: 120-150 days
Maximum lifespan: 24 years
Length: 145-160 cm
Wingspan: 208-238 cm
Weight: 10-12 kg

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