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Romantic and graceful, the Mute Swan is an elegant but unwelcome pest in areas of the country, such as southern New England, where it thrives.
Originally introduced from Europe to ornament ponds on the estates of the wealthy, they are highly aggressive towards our native waterfowl, and turn vegetated bottoms into bare mud.
They are reputed to be delicious to eat, and there are efforts to control their populations in areas where their numbers are destructive.
Mute Swan's orange or yellow bill distinguishes it easily from North America's two native swans, the Tundra Swan and the Trumpeter Swan. Plus the fact that it is mute. Read more: Click here: All About Birds