Taxon profile


Mute Swan
Cygnus olor (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Anseriformes »  family Anatidae - ducks, geese and swans »  genus Cygnus - swan

Scientific synonyms

Anas olor J. F. Gmelin, 1789

Least Concern


juvenile animal




Taxon in country check-lists*

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Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Cygnus olor]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN ARKive [/mute-swan/cygnus-olor/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Bird Life 5.1 [366]

Bird Life [] [as Cygnus olor (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Australian Faunal Directory [57f0053c-2739-41d1-ba55-b790fd2e94b5]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cygnus olor (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 2 February 2015
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [96468]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Cygnus olor (Gmelin, 1803)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Cygnus olor (Gmelin, JF, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Cygnus olor (Gmelin, 1789)]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Cygnus olor]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Cygnus olor]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Cygnus olor]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Cygnus olor]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Cygnus olor]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009

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