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Cygnus US 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 US 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 US 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 US English

The most common Eurasian swan, having white plumage and an orange-red bill with a black knob at the base. Introduced to the northeastern US, its range is expanding along the Atlantic coast and the Great Lakes region

Cygnus atratus in black swan US English

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

Cygnus buccinator in trumpeter swan US 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 US English

An Arctic-breeding migratory swan with a yellow and black bill often known by the names of its constituent races, e.g., whistling swan

Cygnus columbianus bewickii in Bewick's swan US 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 US English

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