Many Facets of Bathing

February 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Many Facets of BathingMany Facets of Bathing

 

Of the various rituals that swans engage in, bathing serves several purposes:

- Feather maintenance

-Social bonding as the pen and cob often bathe together

-Territorial Marking which they accomplish through displays of splashing and sound/vocalization.

As they perform this ritual several times a day, it provides us with the opportunity to observe their elegant and graceful movements while in the water.

 


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