March 11, 2014

Do you like my bling?

Do you like my bling? by ricmcarthur
Do you like my bling?, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This is a trumpeter swan which is endangered in Canada. They are wing tagged for easy identification.
Evidently it doesn't hamper there flying.

Cygnus buccinator
The largest of North American waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan is resident throughout much of its range, but migratory in other parts. Its was reduced to near extinction by the early 20th century, but it is relatively common today.
Swans can live a long time. Wild Trumpeter Swans have been known to live longer than 24 years, and one captive individual lived to be 32

1 comment:

dwaynejava said...

Love the caption!