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|Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)|
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|columbianus||columbianus (Whistling)||Tundra of arctic North America; winters to w and coastal e US|
|bewickii||bewickii (Bewick's)||Kola Peninsula to arctic n Siberia; winters w Europe to s Asia|
|Endemic status||Not endemic|
In Denmark (bewickii): For identification in trickier situations it will be useful to learn the proportions of this species compared to Whooper Swan - the head is very long/large, almost half the length of the neck, whereas it only is a third of the length of the neck on a Whooper.
Both of the 'yellow' swans have short tail meaning that you will never see a tail sticking out like it does on a Mute Swan. This is actually a very reliable feature both when seen swimming and sleeping.
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