Mute Swans

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The mute swan (cygnus olor) is native to much of Europe and Asia and a winter visitor to the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. It is found naturally in the temperate areas of Eugope and across western Asia as far east as the Russinan Maritimes, near Sidemi. It is partiallhy migratory through the northern latitudes in Europe and Asia as far south as North Africa and the Mediterranean.

Cygnus olor is a large bird that feeds mainly on vegetation on land and in the water. It also feeds occassionally on frogs, tadpoles, fish, snails, mollusks and insects.

There is presently a small population of mute swans that were introduced on Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida as a gift from the Queen of England. They reside there with black swans from Australia, and black-necked and white coscoroba swans from southern South America.

Posing Mute Swan

A mute swan swimming in Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton.

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Embrace The Sun

A mute swan embraces the morning sun on Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton.

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Light Against Dark

A mute swan rests on Lakeland, Florid'a Lake Morton.

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Juvenile Mute Swan

A juvenile mute swan swims in Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton. In the past the city moved the young swans to another area to protect them from predators.

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Mute Swan Cygnet

A mute swan cygnet swims in Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton under the watchful eyes of its parents in April of 2017.

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Swan Tai Chi

A mute swan exercises its wings in Lakeland, Florida's lake Morton in April of2017.

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Cygnus Olor Portrait

This mute swan was on the shores of Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton in late September of 2016.

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Shy Swan

On an April morning in 2016, a mute swan grooms itself on Lakeland, Florida's lake Morton. Swans are the city's mascot.

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Swan Serenity

A mute swan swims along the edge of the spatterdock in Lakeland, Florida's lake Morton in late March. It is breeding season and most of the swans are paired up.

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Showoff

A mute swan strutting its stuff on Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida.

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Motherly Instinct

A mute swan sits on her nest around Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida.

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For Those Hard To Reach Places

Mute swan grooming itself at Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida.

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