Definition of whistling swan in English:

whistling swan

Syllabification: whis·tling swan


  • A bird of the North American race of the tundra swan, breeding in northern Canada and overwintering on the coasts of the US.
    • Cygnus columbianus columbianus, family Anatidae
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    • Waterfowl that can be found here include Canada goose, yellow-billed loon, arctic loon, red-throated loon, tundra swan, whistling swan, snow goose, oldsquaw duck and sea ducks.
    • The law protects the whistling swans in their winter homes.
    • Along the stream headed towards Nagano, there is an area where whistling swans have recently been making their stopovers.

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