Mute Swan -- Cygnus olor
'The Silver Swan, who, living, had no Note,
when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat.
Leaning her breast upon the reedy shore,
thus sang her first and last, and sang no more:
"Farewell all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes!
More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise."' ~ from "The Silver Swan" by Orlando Gibbons