SuperNature - Wild Flyers

A Powerful Swan Take Off

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 9s Video has closed captioning.

Whooper swans are built for speed. They have long, pointed wings with stiff primary feathers to enable them to migrate between their summer breeding grounds in Iceland and their wintering ground in the UK. But when you’re built for top speed, acceleration is a sluggish affair.

Aired: 07/06/16

Rating: TV-PG

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