Whooper Swan

Name: Whooper Swan

Scientific name: Cygnus cygnus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: One of the two 'wild swans' that spend their winters in this country, Whooper Swans arrive from Iceland in late autumn returning north again in the spring. They will often feed on fields during the day, eating crops, before coming in to roost on open wate

How to identify: Larger than Bewick's Swan, with more yellow and less black on the bill.

Where: A few pairs nest in Scotland, but most of our Whooper Swans nest in Iceland, and winter in northern Britain and East Anglia.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 80
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 90

Fantastic fact: In the spring, Whooper Swans will fly, non-stop, from Scotland all the way to Iceland.

Photograph credit: Wildstock


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