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The Mute Swan by Mike Birkhead and Christopher Perrins

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The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

The Complete Birds of North America, National Geographic


Destroying eggs is cruel to Toronto's mute swans

We are fortunate in Toronto to have green space with plants and animals that are a respite for the soul. But there is a dark side to the way we humans “curate” that wildlife. Take mute swans for example, the intelligent, majestic, orange-beaked water birds that have been the subject of myth and art for centuries and are admired for their lifelong pair bonds and the care both parents give to raising their young.
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