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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) The mute swan received its name for its silence. Despite their name, mute swans do vocalize with a series of hisses, particularly when upset. They are found in a wide variety of habitats, from coastal salt marshes to inland lakes and rivers.They prefer a shallow shoreline and aquatic vegetation. They primarily feed on aquatic plants and readily accept handouts from people. In fact, this species does so well in close association with civilization that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between captive and feral individuals. They have orange bills with a fleshy black knob at the base and while swimming a mute swan carries its neck in a graceful S-curve with its bill usually pointed downward. Their wing beats produce a distinctive noise that can be heard up to a mile away.

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