trumpeter swan

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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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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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1834, in the meaning defined above

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