The Swan from Schleich FARM WORLD has a pronounced black knob at the base of its beak. Mute refers to the fact that this species is less vocal than other swan species. The large birds are part of the water fowl order and prefer to live by lakes and ponds. They feed on water plants and small animals. When foraging for food they dabble with their long necks and heads in the water. Once a year they molt to get rid of their old plumage and renew their feathers.