Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Mute Swan x Black Swan

Mute Swan x Black Swan hybrid, West Midlands (UK), 13th January 2012 - copyright John Oates
(photo ID: 2734)

John tells us that this first-winter bird was the only surviving offspring of a male Mute Swan & a female Black Swan that nested at Marsh Lane Nature Reserve in 2011.  It disappeared shortly after this photo was taken.

Mute Swan Cygnus olo
Black Swan Cygnus atratus

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