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Tundra Swans, also called Whistling Swans, are smaller than Trumpeter Swans. They also have a small spot of Yellow between the eye and the bill. They breed in the far north Arctic, and migrate south only to the northern USA. Their whistle-like calls give them the alternate name of Whistling Swan. A pair forms a permanent bonds by the time they’re 2-3 years old and stay together throughout the migrations. Tundra Swans wintering in Chesapeake Bay eat mostly clams. This individual is migrating through the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska alone, but they usually are seen in groups.
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