Cygnus olor

Cygnus olor, Gm.

944ter. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 282 ; Game Birds of India, Vol. III, p. 41.

THE MUTE SWAN.

Length, 60 ; expanse, 82; wing, 22.5 ; tail, 10 ; tarsus, 4 ; bill from gape, 3.75.

Bill reddish-orange, edges and tip black ; irides dark brown ; legs and feet black ; callous tubercle at base of upper mandible and cere black.

Entire plumage white.

The Mute Swan was obtained on the Munchur Lake during an exceptionally severe winter by Mr. Watson in 1878. Dr. Stoliczka records that he noticed several Swans on the Runn of Cutch, but at too great a distance for it to be possible to identify them. The Mute Swan must be considered a very rare and uncertain cold weather visitant to Sind.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Cygnus olor
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
394
Common name: 
Mute Swan
M_ID: 
316
M_CN: 
Mute Swan
M_SN: 
Cygnus olor
Term name: 
id: 
12140

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