seafood – shellfish – seeds
shallow lakes, reservoirs
spawn: 4-8 – Incubation: 36 days
The Mute Swan is also known as Royal Swan, because in the past its hunt was an exclusive privilege of kings. It is domestically or semi-domestically bred in pools of villas and castles.
Its plumage is pure white and its beak is orange with a black protuberance at the base. The wind gap can surpass 2 meters. While flying, it has got an imposing bearing.
Their nest is generally placed in rushes or on islets. In the period between April and May, the female lay 4-8 eggs and brood them for about 40 days. At the moment of their birth, baby birds are grey feathered, and become white at a later stage.