Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

(C. c. bewickii)

Armenian Name: Փոքր կարապ
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Tundra Swan

See Plate 16 for Tundra Swan and other similar species

Resident Status: Casual
Length:115-127 cm, Wing Span:180-211 cm
Distribution Map: Map 63.
Description: Huge white waterfowl with long slender neck.
Juvenile: Gray-brown above, dull white below. Bill is black with white and pink base.
Similar Species: Differs from Whooper Swan by smaller size, shorter neck, and shorter blacker bill.
Behavior: Gregarious; feeds and migrates in flocks.
Habitat: Lakes, fish ponds.
Food: Aquatic vegetation and invertebrates.