trumpeter swan


Definition of trumpeter swan

: a rare large pure white swan (Cygnus buccinator) of western North America that is noted for its sonorous voice

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Recent Examples on the Web Wisconsin set a recovery goal of 20 breeding and migratory trumpeter swan pairs by 2000. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Aug. 2021 The project, led by David Wolfson of the University of Minnesota, aims to provide detailed information on trumpeter swan ecology, including about seasonal movements and habitat use. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Aug. 2021 Some folks say the first day of spring comes with the first trumpeter swan or the first robin. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2021 Montana Bozeman: An investigation has started after seven trumpeter swans were found dead at a pond near the city, wildlife officials said. USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2020 Two mated trumpeter swans float in the North Garden. Jay Jones,, 12 July 2018 And on a positive note, trumpeter swans have increased substantially in number and distribution since the first atlas. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2018 The larger trumpeter swans, found mostly in the Midwest, occasionally show up in the Mid-Atlantic. Author: Ann Cameron Siegal, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Feb. 2018 No state currently has hunting seasons for trumpeter swans, which have made a comeback in recent decades thanks to efforts to reintroduce them. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2017

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Trumpeter swan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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