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- Habitat: Temperate; Saltwater; freshwater
Height:5.7 - 6.2”
Weight: 17-32 lbs
Average Lifespan: 30-40 years
Incubation Period: 36-38days
Number of Young: 5-7 eggs
- The Mute Swan is the national bird of the Kingdom of Denmark.
- - The familiar pose with neck curved back and wings half raised, known as busking, is a threat display.
- The blows from their powerful wings can be dangerous to childrenand are capabale of maiming or killing some of the larger predators.
- The phrase ‘swan song’ refers to this swan and to the legend that it is utterly silent until the last moment of its life, and then sings one achingly beautiful song just before dying; in reality, the Mute Swan is not completely silent.