trumpeter swan

noun

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 Montana Bozeman: An investigation has started after seven trumpeter swans were found dead at a pond near the city, wildlife officials said. USA TODAY, "In vitro cheetahs, Devils Tower, ‘SMART Marina’: News from around our 50 states," 26 Feb. 2020 Two mated trumpeter swans float in the North Garden. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Here's what 57,000 flowers create at Vegas' Bellagio Conservatory, where love is in the air," 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, "Bird survey finds 224 species breeding in Wisconsin," 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, "U.S. East Coast welcomes northern Alaska’s tundra swans for winter break," 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, "US agency’s bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire," 14 Oct. 2017 The 564-acre marsh adjacent to Turnagain Arm is a magnet for birders, who may encounter trumpeter swans, tundra swans, red-necked grebes, northern pintails, arctic terns and other species amid the marsh's sedges. Mike Campbell, Alaska Dispatch News, "Effort to expand Potter Marsh by 2 acres underway," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trumpeter swan

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Trumpeter swan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpeter%20swan. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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