Etymology and terminology. The English word swan, akin to the German Schwan, Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, is derived from Indo-European root *swen ('to sound, to sing'). Young swans are known as cygnets or as swanlings; the former derives via Old French cigne or cisne (diminutive suffix et 'little') from the Latin word cygnus, a variant form of cycnus 'swan', itself from the Greek ...
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The English word swan, akin to the German Schwan, Dutch...
Swans are the largest extant members of the waterfowl family...
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Swans are generally found in temperate environments, rarely...
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The swans are some of the largest flying birds. They are large in size and have large feet and long necks. The males are usually bigger and heavier than females. The mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan are the largest swans. They can be over 1.5m (60 inches) long. They can weigh over 15kg (33 pounds). Their wingspans(this means the length of both wings) can be almost 3m (10 ft). Most swans are white. They are found in the Northern Hemisphere. This means they are found in Europe, Asia and North America. However, the black swan is black with a red beak. It lives in Australia. The black necked swan has white flight feathers, and black outer feathers. It lives in South America. They also have a small area of skin between the eyes and beak that has no feathers. This area can be different colors, such as yellow (for example, on a Bewick's swan) or orange (for example, on a mute swan). Wild swans migrate. They spend the cold part of the year eating and getting fat in one place and...
Bewick's swans used to spend a lot of time in Ireland and Britain and the Netherlands, but scientists say they have been moving east into Germany. They spend less time in their winter feeding grounds than they did in 1970. Scientists say they are following the changes in temperature in Europe. The scientists found that individual swans do not change where they like to go during their own lifetimes. Instead, different generations of swans go to different places from their parents and grandparents.Genus CygnusGenus Coscoroba
Look up Swan, swan, or swanling in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A swan is a bird of the genus Cygnus (true swans) or Coscoroba (coscoroba swans). Swan , swans , or The Swan may also refer to:
The trumpeter swan is the largest extant species of waterfowl, and both the heaviest and longest native bird of North America. Adults usually measure 138–165 cm (4 ft 6 in–5 ft 5 in) long, though large males can exceed 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) in total length. The weight of adult birds is typically 7–13.6 kg (15–30 lb).
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The Scots wird swan, relatit til the German Schwan, Dutch zwaan an Swaidish svan, comes frae a Indo-European ruit *swen (tae soond, tae sing). Yung swans is caaed cygnets or swanlings; the first ane comes frae Auld French cigne or cisne (diminutive suffix -et "wee") frae the Laitin wird cygnus, a form o cycnus "swan", an that comes frae the Greek κύκνος kýknos, a wird wi the same meanin.
Swans is some o the biggest fleein birds. Thay ar big and thay hae big feet an lang necks. The males is mair bigger an wechtie nor females for ordinar. The mute swan, trumpeter swan, an houper swanis the biggest swans. Thay can be bigger nor 1.5m (60 inch) lang. Thay'r wecht can be abuin 15kg (33 pund). The lenth o baith thair wings thegither can be near 3m (10 fit). Maist swans is white. Thay ar fund in the Northren Hemisphere (Europe, Asia and North Americae). Houaniver, the black swan is black wi a reid neb that bides in Australie. The swans wi black hauses haes white flicht feathers, and black ooter feathers. Thae anes bides in Sooth Americae. Forby, thay hae a bit skin atween the een an neb that haesna nae feathers. This bit can be different colors, like yellae (like on a Bewick's swan) or orange (like on a mute swan). Wild swans flits. Thay eat an fatten thairsels in ae bit in the cauld pairt o the year an flit til a mair warmer place for tae lay eggs an raise chicks, caaed cy...
Bewick's swans spent a lot o time in Ireland, Britain an the Netherlands in the bygaen, but scientists says that thay hae been muvin east intil Germany. Thay dinna spend as muckle time in thair winter feedin grunds as thay did in 1970. Scientists says thay ar follaein the chynges in temperatur in Europe. The scientists fund that individual swans disna chynge whaur thay like gaun til in thair ain lifetimes. Insteid, different generations o swans gangs awa til different places frae the anes thair paurents an grandpaurents gaed til.Genus CygnusGenus Coscoroba
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The Swandebuted on April 7, 2004. 1. Through to the pageant 2. Wildcard 3. Contestant Tanya dropped out of the show (on her own accord) after being caught with a mirror (which is against the rules of appearing on the series), so Merline was automatically in the swan pageant.
Season two debuted on October 27, 2004. Kari and Gina B. from episode 4 were sisters. 1. Through to the pageant 2. Wildcard
Robert Bianco of USA Today called The Swan "hurtful and repellent even by reality's constantly plummeting standards". Journalist Jennifer Pozner, in her book Reality Bites Back, calls The Swan "the most sadistic reality series of the decade". Journalist Chris Hedges also criticized the show in his 2009 book Empire of Illusion, writing "The Swan's transparent message is that once these women have been surgically 'corrected' to resemble mainstream celebrity beauty as closely as possible, their problems will be solved". Feminist scholar Susan J. Douglas criticized the show in her book The Rise of Enlightened Sexismfor its continuation of a negative female body image, claiming that "it made all too explicit the narrow physical standards to which women are expected to conform, the sad degree to which women internalize these standards, the lengths needed to get there, and the impossibility for most of us to meet the bar without, well, taking a box cutter to our faces and bodies". Author A...
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Swans are an American experimental rock band formed in 1982 by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. One of few acts to emerge from the New York City-based no wave scene and stay intact into the next decade, Swans have become recognized for an ever-changing sound, exploring genres such as noise rock, post-punk, industrial and post-rock. Initially, their music was known for its sonic brutality and misanthropic lyrics. Following the addition of singer, songwriter and keyboardi