Poultry

Morphology

Classification

Classe
Birds
Family
Poultry
Cygnus olor
 
This swan breeds in Great Britain, northern and central Europe, central and northern Asia.
In winter it reaches North Africa, the Middle East and Korea.

In France it is an integral part of urban parks and most regional expanses of water.

This magnificent white bird was however initially a wild animal with behaviour and habits that were not always compatible with city park life.
The male becomes aggressive at nesting time as he is protecting his family.

The adults are large white birds and have a black knob on the top of their orange beak. The male’s knob is much more pronounced than that of the female.
The juveniles have greyish brown plumage, starting to turn white during the first winter.