Latest Swan Stories

2009-07-23 17:06:39

Officials in a small Georgia town say they had to get rid of the swans that became local mascots because the birds became too violent. Residents of Mountain Park said Romeo, a male swan, arrived in town several years ago with his mate, Juliet, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.

2009-01-03 15:34:46

Wisconsin wildlife officials say osprey and trumpeter swan populations have recovered enough to be removed from the state's endangered species list. The state's Natural Resources Board will to be asked to remove the birds from the list Jan.

2008-11-30 15:14:08

After years of gathering dead carcasses of Pacific Coast trumpeter swans, and examining their lead-poisoned livers, wildlife biologist Mike Smith became convinced the only way to save the birds was by hazing them.

2008-08-19 15:01:11

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part Bangor Daily News series covering plans for alternative energy projects on Maine's offshore islands.

2008-08-07 09:00:39

Feature: China's acrobatic Swan Lake conquers audience at Royal Opera House by Ma Guihua LONDON, Aug.

2008-07-13 18:00:24

A MIDLAND environmentalist has claimed an eco-friendly housing scheme may be responsible for polluting a nearby beauty spot leaving four swans dead.

2008-07-01 18:00:13

FIREFIGHTERS had to walk on water for their mission to rescue a baby swan. The cygnet had swallowed a fishing hook and became entangled in the line attached to it. But it was on an island in the middle of a Tyneside pub lake, and rescuers had to use a floating walkway to help the hapless bird.

2006-04-06 05:30:00

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Tests are being carried out for the lethal H5N1 strain in a dead swan found in Scotland with bird flu and the results should be announced later on Thursday, Scotland's chief veterinary officer said.

Latest Swan Reference Libraries

2006-03-07 14:51:54

The Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) is a large goose found naturally in Mongolia and eastern Russia. Winters are mainly spent in south and east China where it is familiarly known as the Chinese Goose, where it has been domesticated for centuries. There are also introduced and feral populations of this species elsewhere. Males and females are mostly similar with the exception of size; males are slightly larger than females. It has a long neck, long black bill, brown cap and pale underparts...

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