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Trumpeter Swans are majestic migrators

March 12, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

TRUMPETER SWANS are huge waterfowl. They are five feet long, have a seven foot wingspan and adult males weigh about 28 pounds.It takes a lot of power from strong wings and chest muscles to get this big bird into flying mode. However, once in the air, it is a graceful flyer that holds its neck and head straight out.

 
 
 

 

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