Trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Listing Status: and
The trumpeter swan is a majestic bird, with snowy white feathers; jet-black bill, feet, and legs; and 8-foot wingspan. At close range, a thin orange-red line can be seen on the lower part of the bill. The trumpeter is often confused with the smaller, more northerly tundra swan, especially where their ranges overlap. The major differences between the two are their size, call, and migration. The trumpeter swan is roughly twice the size of the tundra swan; has a deep, sonorous call; and is either non-migratory or migrates relatively short distances. The tundra swan weighs approximately 15 pounds, has a high whistling call, and migrates long distances between summer and winter ranges.
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Trumpeter swan
Population location: Wherever found
Listing status: Not Listed
Population location: Rocky Mountain Population
Listing status: Status Undefined
- USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur:
Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Montana Wetland Management District-Flathead County
- USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur: Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Montana Wetland Management District-Flathead County
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)||Wherever found|
|Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)||Rocky Mountain Population|
» Federal Register Documents
|04/26/1990||55 FR 17646 17648||ETWP; Notice of Finding on Petition to List the Rocky Mountain Population of the Trumpeter Swan; 55 FR 17646 17648|
|11/21/1991||56 FR 58804 58836||ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836|
|11/15/1994||59 FR 58982 59028||ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.|
|01/28/2003||68 FR 4221 4228||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding for a Petition to List the Tri-State Area Flock of Trumpeter Swans as Threatened|
No recovery information is available for the Trumpeter swan.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Trumpeter swan.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Trumpeter swan.
» Life History
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