Your login:

Password:

Stay signed in

Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email.


Welcome Guest

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 centimetres (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange bill bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the bill. Source: Wikipedia




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Cygnus

Scientific:
  Cygnus olor

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.502

Protonym:
  Anas Olor

Avibase ID:
  694C127A5D849FFE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/694C127A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174985

Geographic range:

  • Cygnus olor: Palearctic region; winters to India and se China
English:
Mute Swan
Czech:
labuť velká
German:
Höckerschwan
Danish:
Knopsvane
Spanish:
Cisne Vulgar
Finnish:
kyhmyjoutsen
French:
Cygne tuberculé
Icelandic:
Hnúðsvanur
Italian:
Cigno reale
Japanese:
kobuhakuchou
Japanese:
コブハクチョウ
Dutch:
Knobbelzwaan
Norwegian:
Knoppsvane
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Knoppsvane
Polish:
łabędź niemy
Portuguese:
Cisne-vulgar
Russian:
Лебедь-шипун
Slovak:
labuť veľká
Swedish:
knölsvan
Ukrainian:
Лебідь-шипун
Chinese:
疣鼻天鹅


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Mute Swan ( Sthenelides olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Sthenelides olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Cygne tuberculé ( Cygnus olor)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cygne tuberculé ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 1st edition:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 3rd edition:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 4th edition:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements, version 2015:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements, version 2016:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements, version 2017:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Clements, version 2018:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 1.50:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 1.52:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 1.53:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 1.54:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 1.55:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 2015:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 2016:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 2017:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
eBird version 2018:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Oriental Bird Club:
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
James Lee Peters:
Cygnus olor
James Lee Peters (original):
Cygnus olor
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cygnus olor
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cygnus olor
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cygnus olor

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swaan, Witswaan
Arabic: الإوز العراقي, التم الأخرس
Asturian: Cisne, Cisñe, Cisnie
Azerbaijani: Fısıldayan qu quşu
Belarusian: Лебедзь-шыпун
Bulgarian: Ням лебед
Breton: Alarc'h, An alarc'h roueel
Catalan: Cigne mut
Catalan (Balears): Cigne mut
Montenegrin: crvenokljuni labud
Czech: labu velká, Labut velká, Labuť velká
Welsh: Alarch dôf, Alarch mud
Danish: Knopsvane
German: Hockerschwan, Höckerschwan, Höckerschwann
Greek: (Βουβός) Κύκνος, Κύκνος
Greek (Cypriot): Κύκνος
English: Mute Swan, White Swan
English (IOC): Mute Swan
Esperanto: Muta cigno
Spanish: Cisne muto, Cisne real, Cisne Vulgar
Spanish (Spain): Cisne Vulgar
Spanish (HBW): Cisne vulgar
Spanish (Mexico): Cisne Mudo
Estonian: Kühmnokk-luik
Basque: Beltxarga arrunta, Cigne mut
Persian: قوی گنگ
Finnish: Kyhmyjoutsen
Faroese: Knópsvanur
French: Cygne muet, Cygne taberculé, Cygne tuberculé
Irish: Eala Bhalbh
Gaelic: Eala
Galician: Cigne mut, Cisne mudo
Manx: Ollay
Hebrew: ברבור אילם, ברבור מצוי
Croatian: Crvenokljuni Labud
Hungarian: Bütykös hattyú
Armenian: [Tshshan Karap ], Թժժան Կարապ, Թշշան Կարապ
Icelandic: Hnúðsvanur
Italian: Cigno muto, Cigno reale
Japanese: kobu haku-chō, kobuhakuchou, Kobu-hakuchou
Japanese: コブハクチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 瘤白鳥
Georgian: სისინა (წითელნისკარტა) გედი, სისინა გედი, წითელნისკარტა გედი
Kazakh: Сыбырлақ аққу
Kazakh (Transliteration): sıbırlaq aq-qw
Korean: 혹고니, 흑고니
Korean (Transliteration): hok-goni
Scientific: Anas Olor, Cygnus bicolor, Cygnus olor, Sthenelides olor
Luxembourgish: Schwan , Schwunn
Lithuanian: Gulbe nebyle, Gulbė nebylė
Latvian: Paugurknābja gulbis
Macedonian: Нем (Црвеноклун) лебед, црвеноклун лебед
Mongolian: Хуруут хун
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠷᠣᠭᠣᠲᠣ ᠬᠣᠨ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠣᠷᠣᠭᠣᠲᠣ ᠬᠣᠨ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Толбот хун, Торомт хун, Хуруут хун
Mongolian (Transliteration): khuruut khuŋ, tolbot khuŋ, toromt khuŋ
Moldavian: Lebădă de vară
Maltese: Cinju, Ċinju Mutu
Dutch: Knobbel zwaan, Knobbelzwaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Knoppsvane
Norwegian: Knoppsvane, Tamsvane
Polish: labedz niemy, Łabędź niemy
Pinyin: chì-zuǐ tiān-é, liú hú, liú-bí tiān-é, yǎ-shēng tiān-é, yóu-bí tiān-é
Portuguese: cisne mudo, Cisne-mudo, Cisne-vulgar
Portuguese (Portugal): Cisne-mudo
Romansh: Cign dumesti
Romanian: Lebădă de vară
Russian: Lebed-shipun, Лебедь шипун, Лебедь-шипун, Лебедь-Шипут
Sindhi: ٹ يً ځىڀ
Northern Sami: boallonjukča, Buggenjun'njukcá
Slovak: labuť hrbozobá, Labuť veľká, veľká hrbozobá
Slovenian: labod grbec
Albanian: Mjelma me xhunge, Mjelma me xhungë
Serbian: crvenokljuni labud, Labud grbac, Црвеноклјуни лабуд
Swedish: Knölsvan
Thai: หงส์ใบ้
Turkish: Kuğu, Kuşu, Ötücü Kuğu Kuşu, Сыбырлақ аққу
Ukrainian: Лебідь-шипун
Chinese: 哑声天鹅, 疣鼻天鵝, 疣鼻天鹅, 瘤鹄, 瘤鼻天鹅, 赤嘴天鹅
Chinese (Traditional): 啞聲天鵝, 疣鼻天鵝, 疣鼻天鵝〔赤嘴天鵝〕, 瘤鵠, 瘤鼻天鵝, 赤嘴天鵝
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 疣鼻天鵝, 瘤鵠
Chinese (Taiwan): 疣鼻天鹅, 瘤鹄

Avibase has been visited 281,601,028 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy