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Black Swan

An Australian species and any seen in this country will be escapes from collections

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

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Common Name Black Swan
Scientific Name Cygnus atratus
Species Group Birds Swans
Status Feral
Interest Level
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A swan that is entirely black apart from its red bill 

Identification Notes


  • This is a feral species that has probably escaped from a collection

  • It is only really only of interest for its curiosity value

  • However populations of these species need to be monitored to detect potential problems

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Similar Species

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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Birds Swans