I am known as the elegant bird featured in Russian ballets and European fairy tales, the beautiful White Swan.
I am entirely white as an adult but when I was younger, I was dusky brown-gray all over. My kind and I have big appetites and we eat a lot. We usually feed on underwater vegetation in the shallow waters.
Our characteristic to mate for life with one partner and stick with this partner has earned us the reputation of being the symbol of love all over the world.