Swans are the largest, and generally considered the most beautiful, of the waterfowl.
A male is known as a cob, a female is a pen, and the young are called cygnets.
Odd fact: According to the magazine Wildlife Conservation, a swan can have 25,000 feathers.
Various Swan Links:
Here's the Trumpeter Swan Society Home Page.
HOAGBA answers questions about raising swans.
Here are the swans of Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary.
Swan and Goose Identification
The Swannery Foundation has info on all 7 species.
Small Valley Swans
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Direct questions and comments to Barry at FeatherSite -- questions and comments