Mute swan

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phylum Chordata The Mute Swan is a species of swan native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 centimetres (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange bill bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the bill.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Anseriformes
family Anatidae
genus Cygnus
species C. olor