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Common Loons

Common LoonSize - 28 to 36 inches long.
Habitat - Oceans, bays, tidal channels, and lakes; nests on northern lakes.
Nesting - The nest is in a muddy depression or mound of plants or mud at shore of lake.
Eggs - 1 to 3, olive or brown with dark spots. Incubation 29 days, by both the male and female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; fly at 12 weeks.
Food - Insects, fish, frogs, and crustaceans.

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter SwansSize - 59 to 72 inches long
Habitat - Mountain lakes and rivers; some winter on coastal bays.
Nesting - The nest is a mound of plant material near the shore.
Eggs - 2 to 13, cream colored. Incubation 33 days, by the female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; stay with the parents until the following spring.
Food - Aquatic plants and insects.

Tundra Swans (mature & immature)

Tundra SwanSize - - 47to 58 inches long.
Habitat - Lakes, bays, and estuaries; nests on tundra.
Nesting - The nest is a mound of leaves and grass near shore.
Eggs - 2 to 7, dull white. Incubation 32 days, by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; stay with the parents until the following spring.
Food - Aquatic plants and mollusks.

Mute Swan

Mute SwanSize - 56 to 62 inches long.
Habitat - Ponds and lakes in residential areas.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of plant material near shore.
Eggs - 4 to 6, blue-gray. Incubation 34 to 38 days, mostly by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; stay with parents for 4 months.
Food - Aquatic plants.





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