|Common Name:||Swan, Tundra|
|Scientific Name:||Cygnus columbianus|
|Area:||Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge |
|Date:||January 11, 2014|
Swans are the largest of waterfowl. In the West we have the more elegant but less common Trumpeter, and the stockier more common Tundra. The yellow spot at the base of the bill is a positive identifier of the Tundra. The dirty brown tone on the neck identifies this one as a juvenile.
|Reference:||The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley||