Definition of mute swan in English:

mute swan

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  • The commonest Eurasian swan, having white plumage and an orange-red bill with a black knob at the base.
    • Cygnus olor, family Anatidae
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    • Invasives like mute swans and rock pigeons are wreaking ecological havoc throughout the United States and threatening countless native species.
    • But fly-fishers claim mute swans are stripping these rivers of water crowfoot, an aquatic plant crucial to trout and the insects they eat.
    • On a recent walk I saw a kingfisher skim across the surface and a number of mute swans.

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