• Cygnus olor Cygnet Older Mute Swans

    Image ID
    FOT724158
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    3.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3000 x 2401 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    254 x 203 mm
    10.0 x 8.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    cygnet; mute swan; young; grey brown; monarch; territorial; Cygnus olor; bird; wld life; ponds; winter; frozen; ice; Kent; Medway; England; rob weaver;
    Description
    Mutee swans are a familiar and impressive sight in Britain. Often found on ponds and rivers in parks and other urban areas. By tradition, all mute swans belong to the monarch. They are one of Britain's largest and heaviest birds, with a wingspan of up to 2.4 metres. Male swans are highly territorial and first threaten intruders, striking an aggressive pose with wings arched over their back, before charging at them to chase them off. Scientific name: Cygnus olor Rank: Species
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2010-12-09
    Uploaded on
    2010-12-11
    Collection
    **1** A COLD Winter November Kent
    Category
    Leisure
    Sub Category
    Walking
    Dominant colour
    #505060