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Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Found along marshy stretches in the summer and the southern coast of the Northwest Territories in winter. The nest is made up of moss or grass and is frequently located close to a body of water. Each pair lays anywhere between three to five eggs which are incubated for approximately forty days. Whistling swans can be observed in great numbers in Ontario during their spring migration.

Map of Tundra Swan in Canada
Distribution of Tundra Swan in Canada

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