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Black Swan

Black Swan
Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
 BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

 

BLACK SWAN: Cygnus atratus

Identifying characteristics:

  • Very large black bird with long slender neck.

  • Dark red and orange bill with white bar near tip.

  • White tipped wings, that are only visible in flight.

Distribution: 

  • Found in south east and south west parts of Australia, Side inlets in Tinaroo dam, Nardellos Lagoon, near Walkman and occasionally at Hasties swamp near Atherton.


Habitat:

  • Found in large expanses of open water, fresh through to salt, with abundant aquatic vegetation.

Call:

  • musical trumpeting calls.

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