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The mute swan, its status, behavior, and history in the U. K

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The mute swan, its status, behavior, and history in the U. K; 2004; Book chapter; Mute swans and their Chesapeake Bay habitats: proceedings of a symposium; Lohnes, E. J. R.

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For many years the mute swan has been considered a royal bird. It is a prominent resident throughout the United Kingdom (U.K.), often found on the inland waterways. Some people consider it to be a nonmigratory native bird because it doesn't tend to move large distances and doesn't often venture far from freshwater. A mute swan may often live out its life cycle in the same river valley in which it hatched. Over the last 30-40 years, a large amount of research has been carried out on their life cycle, behavior, and mortality caused by such factors as lead poisoning from fishing weights. Throughout the U.K., there are a number of areas where mute swans may be found in large numbers, including (1) the River Thames (which passes through [...]

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E.J.R. Lohnes
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E.J.R. Lohnes

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