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10 bird species that get divorced

two swans swimming away from each other

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Mute swans

Mute swans usually mate for life, and when you're talking about a bird that can live to the age of 20 in the wild, that's a serious commitment. But the two members of a pair will go their separate ways under certain circumstances. Divorce is particularly likely to occur after a nesting failure. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)