Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.
Swan eggs hatch after about 45 days of incubation.
There are six to seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as a swan, the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered related to the true swans
Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.
Swan meat has been regarded as a luxury food in England since at least the reign of Elizabeth I. A recipe for baked swan survives from that time. “To bake a Swan Scald it and take out the bones, and View Full →