tundra swan
noun Date: 1984 a native North American swan (Cygnus columbianus) that has a soft high-pitched call, breeds in the Arctic tundra, and winters in shallow fresh or salt water especially along the eastern and western coasts of the U.S. — called also whistling swan

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  • Bewick's swan — noun Eurasian subspecies of tundra swan; smaller than the whooper • Syn: ↑Cygnus columbianus bewickii • Hypernyms: ↑tundra swan, ↑Cygnus columbianus * * * ˈbyüik(s)ˈs noun also …   Useful english dictionary

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