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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus   - Underwing
Whooper Swan
Photographer : © Aurélien Audevard
Location :Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 11 February 2010
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Cygninae - Swans
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The Whooper Swan is a common species on the island of Hokkaido. It is found equally on the open waters in the seaports and on the lakes fed by warm waters from the volcanoes. The latter are a veritable godsend for these migratory birds from Siberia, allowing them to shorten their journey southwards and spend the winter in perfect conditions. - AA