A swan's diet consists of plants, roots, leaves and seeds that it finds in its aquatic habitat. Some swans have adapted to eating grains and corn that they find on the ground. In some areas, swans will seek out farmland ... More »

Baby swans are known as "cygnets," a word derived from the Latin word for swan, "cygnus." Cygnets are easily distinguished from adults, as they are much smaller and are usually covered in a gray downy coat. More »

A male swan is called a cob. Male swans do not incubate the pen's eggs, but they swim close by and protect the nest from any predators. A female swan is called a pen, and their young are called cygnets. More »

Geese are primarily herbivores and usually eat tender grasses and plant materials, such as roots, leaves, stems and sprouts. Geese may eat wheat and pellets, which is a common diet for farm-raised geese. Geese may eat br... More »

Male swans are typically called cobs. This word is a variant of a Middle English word, cobbe, which referred to a leader of a group. This is likely where the word, and then the bird, got their connections to masculinity. More »

Cro-Magnon man, now referred to as European Early Modern Humans, were hunter-gatherers who ate a varied diet containing hunted big game, fruits, nuts, berries, seeds, plants and roots. It is also known that they ate fish... More »

Prairie dogs are herbivores, so the majority of their diet comes from leaves, roots and weedy flowering plants called forbs. Black-tailed prairie dogs, a common species, get 98 percent of their diet vegetation. The other... More »

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