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Tundra Swan

Tundra Swan

North Dakota Game Species
Fact Sheet
Scientific Name Cygnus columbianus
Wing spread 85 inches
Body length 52 inches
Weight 16 pounds
Description Adults of both sexes are all white, and the bill is black with a yellow spot in front of the eye. Immature birds are light grayish brown.
Nesting Habitat Elevated hummocks along shorelines and tidal meadows of the Alaskan and Canadian arctic.
Clutch size 4 eggs
Incubation period 31 days
Status in North Dakota The tundra swan is common during spring and fall migrations, but does not nest in North Dakota.