Some articles on whistling swan, swan, swans:
... The Whistling Swan is the most common swan species of North America, estimated to number almost 170,000 individuals around 1990 ... settlement and habitat conversion in the birds' wintering areas the eastern Whistling Swan populations on the other hand seem to be increasing somewhat, and altogether its numbers seem to have slightly risen ... Bewick's Swan remains far less known the European winter population was estimated at 16,000-17,000 about 1990, with about 20,000 birds wintering in East Asia ...
... columbianus is the smallest of the Holarctic swans, at 115–150 cm (45–59 in) in length, 168–211 cm (66–83 in) in wingspan and a weight range of 3.4–9.6 kg (7 ... Bewick's Swans are the smaller subspecies ... Bewick's Swan is similar in appearance to the parapatric Whooper Swan (C ...
Famous quotes containing the words swan and/or whistling:
“Love that had robbed us of immortal things,
This little moment mercifully gave,
Where I have seen across the twilight wave
The swan sail with her young beneath her wings.”
—George Meredith (18281909)
“For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)