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The largest waterfowl species in North America, trumpeter swans can be found along the Missouri River in northwestern Missouri.

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Small groups of trumpeter swans migrate into Missouri each winter.

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Don't Shoot a Swan

Trumpeter swans are not legal game, so make sure of your target before firing at large white birds.

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"News and Events" for the November 2009 Missouri Conservationist.

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Trumpeter Swans

On snow-white wings, trumpeter swans are back

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Trumpeters are being reported at wetlands this winter in both northwest and west-central Missouri.

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With the cold winter winds comes this large graceful waterfowl to Missouri rivers, lakes and marshes.

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Trumpeter Swan

Audio of trumpeter swans in the wild.

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Trumpeter Swan

Video of trumpeter swans in the wild.

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Photo of trumpeter swan taking flight from water

Trumpeter Swan

Cygnus buccinator
The largest waterfowl species in North America has been absent from the state throughout most of the 20th century, but today they are seen as migrants overwintering in our state.

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Photo of trumpeter swan taking flight from water

Trumpeter Swan Taking Flight

Trumpeter swans are all white, with a wingspan of nearly 8 feet. Juveniles may show some brown. They fly with their extraordinarily long necks outstretched. This is a Missouri Species of Conservation Concern and is critically imperiled.

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