be wick's swan

Bewick's swan

a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill.

1820–30; after T. Bewick Unabridged
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Bewick's swan (ˈbjuːɪks)
a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
[named after Thomas Bewick (1753--1828), English engraver noted esp for his woodcuts of birds]

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