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Basic Mute Swans Anatomy

October 2nd, 2016 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in Basic Mute Swan Anatomy - (Comments Off on Basic Mute Swans Anatomy)

Enchanting, Elegant, Graceful, Majestic Mute Swans.  
Basic Anatomy Information. 

This Page is Labeled Photos of General Swan Features.

Mute Swan Info

Basic Anatomy of Mute Swans

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Mute Swan Cob Male

Mute Swan Cob 

Mute Swan Pen Female

Mute Swan Pen

From: knowledgerush search: Mute Swan
Common Name Mute Swans – Tame Swans
Binomial Name – Cygnus olor
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae WaterFowl
Genus Cygnus
Species olor

Mute Swan – Cygnus olor

Mute Swan Cob

Mute Swan Cob 
Mute Swan Cob

*****Mute Swan Cob Knob

*****Mute Swan Cob Beak

*****Mute Swan Head

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Mute Swan Beak
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Mute Swan Eye
Swan’s Eyes are on the Sides of their Head.
They are Prey Birds.. and Need a Wide Visual Field to see Danger.
Unfortunately, this Limits their Forward Vision.
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*****Mute Swan Nares

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*****Mute Swan Anatomy The Lamellae along the Beak helps the Swans Cut Plant Leaves and Grass.
Swans have Very Little Bite Pressure.
In ALL the Years I have been Working with Swans,
I have Never had a Bite that Cut or Punctured my Skin.
At Most their Bite is more of a Pinch.
In the Photo Above
Our Little Female was Playfully Untying my Husband’s Boot Lace.

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Mute SwanMute Swan Nail*****Mute Swan NailThe Cygnets Nails will Become Black as they Grow.

Mute Swan Cygnet

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LOOK Closely at the Images Below ! !
This NOT Normal Anatomy !!!
Do YOUR BEST to REMOVE these Wads of Dirt and Fibers.
( Original ) <   I USED Computer Editing to Remove the Impaction from Image.  > ( Edited )
Mute Swan AnatomyMute Swan AnatomyWith a Team to Help, We DID Catch this Swan and Remove the Under Tongue Impaction.

Under Tongue-Chin Impaction

Now to their Legs and Feet – BIG FEET.

Mute Swan Anatomy
Mute Swan Feet

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Identifying Leg Bands Should be Not be Too Tight and Stay on this Section of their Leg.
Mute Swan Leg Band

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Royal Mute Swan Feet

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*****Mute Swan FootMute Swan Hind ToeRoyal Mute Swan Feet

Swan Anatomy

Swan Anatomy

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The Foot and Leg Skin of a Swan Looks like a Reptile.  There are NO Scales.  Mute Swan Web FootThis Skin Periodically Sheds the Same as a Lizards or Snakes.
Mute Swan Web FootThe Webbing Between their Toes is Very Flexible.
Mute Swan Web FootThe Pale Webbing is from a Polish Mute Swan Foot.
Mute Swan Web Foot
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*****Mute Swan CobPolish Mute Swan

*****Polish Mute Swan Pen

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SHE has a VERY Large Knob…
The Size of the Mute Swan’s Knob is not a Reliable Way
to Determine their Sex….
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*****SWAN Trachea-Air

*****SWAN Esophagus-Food

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WING JOINTs  –  WRIST – ELBOW – Shoulder 
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Mute Swan Wing
The Dissolved Iron in Water Attaches to these Worn Feathers..
and Creates a “Red Cap.”
The Iron Deposits are Exposed to Air.. and Rust.
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*****Mute Swan Pen

Mute Swan Cob

Mute Swan Brood Pair

*****Male Mute Swan

We Rescued the Swan Above.. he was Under Weight in this Photo.
And Recovering from having his Left Wing Amputated..

Male Mute Swan

*****Mute Swan Tail

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*****Mute Swan Wings

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Healthy Swans Spend around Two Hours a Day Preening their Feathers.
Mute Swan Tale

If you get a Chance now and then – Check the Color of your Swans Tongue.
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This Information is a Work in Progress…..
As I learn more I will add to this information..
Compiled by (C) L.M.Sweger                                          UpDated  May 2021
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