SWAN is a large, white, graceful waterfowl with a long, curved neck and a black or orange bill. It prefers wet, usually freshwater, habitat: ESTUARIES, flooded fields, marshland, lakes and ponds. Three species occur in BC. The most numerous is the tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus), also known as the whistling swan, which migrates through the province to and from its Alaskan breeding grounds. This species is plentiful along the South Coast and south-central Interior in spring and fall, and many...

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