Whooper Swans are much admired in Europe. The Whooper Swan is the national bird of Finland and is featured on the Finnish 1 euro coin. The Whooper Swan is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
The global spread of H5N1 reached the UK in April 2006 in the form of a dead Whooper Swan found in Scotland.
Whooper Swan in Regent's Park, London, England
Whooper Swans near Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland
Young Whooper Swan at Lake Kussharo, Japan
Whooper Swans resting at Sunayu Onsen at Lake Kussharo, Japan
Mute Swans with orange bills and Whooper Swans, with yellow bills
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