A cygnet is a young swan
description: Melton Mowbrey country park June 10 2017: Warm over cast day by the country park lake mother and her cygnets, cyclist rides along cycle path, dog watchers cygnets as father lands near his young young Coot feeds off mother, Tufted duck. ©Clifford Norton/ Live News A cygnet is a young swan. Cygnet or Cygnets Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' close relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six or seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as the coscoroba swan, although this species is no longer considered one of the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, though "divorce" does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.
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