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Cygnus British & World English

A prominent northern constellation (the Swan), said to represent a flying swan that was the form adopted by Zeus on one occasion. It contains the bright star Deneb

Cygnus in swan British & World English

A large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage

Cygnus cygnus in whooper British & World English

A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a loud trumpeting call, breeding in northern Eurasia and Greenland

Cygnus olor in mute swan British & World English

The commonest Eurasian swan, having white plumage and an orange-red bill with a black knob at the base

Cygnus atratus in black swan British & World English

A mainly black swan with white flight feathers which is common in Australia and Tasmania and has been introduced elsewhere

Cygnus buccinator in trumpeter swan British & World English

A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a honking call, breeding in northern North America

Cygnus columbianus in tundra swan British & World English

An Arctic-breeding migratory swan with a yellow and black bill, often known by the names of its constituent races (Bewick’s swan and whistling swan)

Cygnus columbianus bewickii in Bewick's swan British & World English

A bird of the Eurasian race of the tundra swan, breeding in Arctic regions of Russia and overwintering in northern Europe and central Asia

Cygnus columbianus columbianus in whistling swan British & World English

A bird of the North American race of the tundra swan, breeding in northern Canada and overwintering on the coasts of the US