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whistling swan

noun

  1. the small North American subspecies, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, of the tundra swan.


whistling swan

noun

  1. a white North American swan, Cygnus columbianus, with a black bill and straight neck Compare mute swan


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Word History and Origins

Origin of whistling swan1

First recorded in 1775–85

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Example Sentences

The whistling swan being more of a northern bird, rarely migrating as far south as central California.

In the interior the whistling swan is common, and numerous varieties of ducks are found in the lakes.

Their nesting habits and eggs are the same as those of the Whistling Swan.

At the same time the arctic grouse, the whistling swan, and other northern birds entered the region of the Rhine and the Danube.

The whistling swan yet remains in fair numbers, but it is to be feared that soon it will go as the trumpeter has gone.

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