Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus
Tundra Swan specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A common migrant and winter resident from mid-October to mid-April, found mostly in and around Chesapeake Bay. Distinguished from the increasingly common Mute Swan by its straight-necked posture and lack of knob in the bill. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

Although the bird on the left is quite large, its grey feathers are the mark of a juvenile, while the bird on the right is an adult in white plumage.
This is the information for the bird standing on the left.
Date: December, 1945
Collected By: PR Hough
Locality: Washington's Birth Place, VA
Sex: Male, Immature
Catalog ID: 385724