WHOOPER SWAN & BEWICK’S SWAN

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WHOOPER SWAN ✔Roughly same size as Mute Swan ✔Neck looks very long and thin in flight ✔Head looks elon­gate, has a long pointed bill ✔Lots of yel­low in bill form­ing side­ways V shape (“half side­ways W of Whooper”) BEWICK’S SWAN ✔Con­sid­er­ably smaller than Mute Swan ✔Neck looks ‘short’ in flight ✔Head rounded, bill short ✔Small basal yel­low in bill form­ing ‘bulge’ (“half B of Bewick’s”)

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