Bewick's Swan

Bewick's Swan

The Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) is a small Holarctic swan. The two taxa within it are usually regarded as conspecific, but are also sometimes split into two species, Cygnus bewickii (Bewick's Swan) of the Palaearctic and the Whistling Swan, C. columbianus proper, of the Nearctic. Birds from eastern Russia (roughly east of the Taimyr Peninsula) are sometimes separated as the subspecies C. c. jankowskii, but this is not widely accepted as distinct, most authors including them in C. c. bewickii. Tundra Swans are sometimes separated in the genus Olor together with the other Arctic swan species.

Bewick's Swan is named after the engraver Thomas Bewick, who specialised in illustrations of birds and animals.

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... In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him ... The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and History of British Birds Land Birds (1797) were drafted by Beilby and revised by Bewick ... According to Bewick's account, Beilby wanted to have his name appeared in Land Birds as the sole author however, upon Bewick's disagreement, neither of them was named as the author ...

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