Taxonomy

Cygnus olor | Mute Swan | Eala bhalbh

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Of medium conservation concern.

Species Biology

Identification

One of three swan species that occur in Ireland, but the only one seen year round. Large white wetland bird, with long neck and orange bill. 

Habitat

Commonly found breeding in lakes and rivers, including parks. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Found throughout the island, but absent from areas lacking open water, such as agricultural land and peatlands. 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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