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TRUMPETER SWANS
December 6, 2002
Fort Walton Beach, FL
ŠJim Vest


1)FIRST PHOT0: cropped only for easy handling, contents are same as in original photo


1a) enlargement of a portion of the first photo



2)SECOND PHOTO: cropped only for easy handling, contents are same as in original photo


2a) enlargement of a portion of the second photo



ADDITION TO SWANS' PAGE:


I asked Michel Bertrand of Quebec if he could ascertain from the photographs where the nostrils of the birds are located. He has sent me the following photos which show that they are located high as are shown of Trumpeter Swans excellently in the American Bird Conservancy's field guide, All the Birds of North America (lst ed.), p. 25, and also in The Sibley Guide to Birds pp.72-73. See them below: