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Name: Sharon
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Age: 9-12
Location: MI
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Date: 6/29/2005


Question:
Why would a pair of mute swans swim in circles, first one way then reverse the direction then in opposite directions. They have been doing this for 5 minutes at a time.


Replies:
You might be seeing a territorial display: "rotation display, neighboring males repeatedly and synchronously rotate 360 degrees on shared border" - The Birder's Handbook, Ehrlich, Dobkin & Wheye

J. Elliott


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