Species: Cygnus cygnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific name Cygnus cygnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English name whooper swan
French name cygne sauvage
Dutch name wilde zwaan
German name Singschwan

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Protection status and Red List
protected: 09.09.1981
protected: 21.10.1997
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Flanders incidental/periodical (1b)
Brussels incidental/periodical (1b)
Wallonia incidental/periodical (1b)
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels

Recent sightings on observations.be