whooper swan

NOUN
  1. common Old World swan noted for its whooping call
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  • Other numerous species include the yellowbilled diver Gavia adamsii, whooper swan Cygnus cygnus, lesser whitefronted goose Anser erythropus, slatybacked gull Larus Schistisagus, Kamchatka tern Sterna camtschatica, guillemot Uria aalge, thickbilled guillemot Uria lomvia, pigeon guillemot Cepphus columbs, ancient murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus, horned puffin Fratercula Corniculata and tufted puffin Lunda cirrhata. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation
  • It is known as a wintering site for whooper swans, which arrive from Iceland, and wildfowl such as widgeon, teal and mallard.
  • Several previously declining bird species are now thriving, including the red kite, marsh harrier, osprey, honey buzzard and whooper swan. Times, Sunday Times
  • Swans found in fields in winter are usually whooper swans. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then there were the whooper swans. Times, Sunday Times
  • This also happens to be where Scotland's most emblematic birds are flying: golden eagles, ospreys, sea eagles, whooper swans, grouse etc.
  • In the past few days, several parties of whooper swans have landed on the northeast coast. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have seen kingfisher, barn owl, marsh harrier, and whooper swan at my place; my wife has seen little egret. Times, Sunday Times
  • Whooper swans: my heart soared, but not because of my identification skills, such as they are. Times, Sunday Times
  • Whooper swans are named after their whooping cries. Times, Sunday Times
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