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Trumpeter vs Tundra Swan? Yesterday SW PA.


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45 minutes ago, Avery said:

Both look like tundra to me. The flat line of feathers on the forehead is well photographed!

Agree, plus the more vertical two stage "side of bill" profile for a Tundra versus the more continuous gradual curved profile back to the eye for a Trumpeter.

Disclaimer, as always I defer to the more experienced experts.

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34 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I notice this bird is just slightly smaller than the Canadas around it.   Would that indicate one over the other? 

I believe that Snows are similar in size to Canadas, while Ross’s is similar in size to cacklers

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6 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Uh, weren't we discussing swans?  :classic_wacko:

 

1 minute ago, Birding Boy said:

Glad Im not the only one confused...got scared there for a bit 😂

Oop sorry about that! Thought this was a different post 😂. But yes, Tundras are similar in size to Canada’s, while Trumpeter is much larger. 

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