The swan is mysterious and beautiful. It is no accident that in England he was recognized as a royal bird. Man from childhood is accompanied by a fairy-tale image, personifying goodness, loyalty and nobility. A real swan in nature is no less attractive to his greatness, grace, perfection. This is the largest of waterfowl.
Water and air are the two main elements of a bird. In flight, the speed can reach 60-80 km / h. Strong flying muscles can make long flights thousands of kilometers to the south and back to their native places. It is noteworthy that swans rise to a height of up to 8,000 m thanks to the beautiful feathers that warm the birds.
During molting, there is a large loss of thick feathers, which number up to 25 thousand from one swan. Moving confidently on the ground does not allow short and not adapted to walking paws. Walking like a geese, but swans are less likely to be picked up by the stern on land.
The settlement of swans across Russia covers the northern and tundra forest zones: from the Kola Peninsula to the Crimea, from Kamchatka to Central Asia. Here are common mute, tundra swan and a klikun. All kinds of swans are migratory, wintering on the coast of warm seas or non-freezing southern lakes. Seeing the wedge of swans in October is luck and an impressive sight.
Ahead of the leader, the wingspan of which creates a special aerodynamic force in support of other birds. Sometimes the first-one is replaced alternately by others.