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Australian Black Swan










3 Australian Black Swan "cygnets"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan with "cygnet"
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Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan "cygnet"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan with "cygnets"
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Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan with "cygnets"
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Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan with 3 "cygnets"
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Snow W. Frost
Australian Black Swan with "cygnet"
Photograph by

Ray Desjardins








Nest: Large mass of plant material. Most other swans will not tolerate other pairs anywhere near their nests. Their black plumage includes white flight feathers, underneath.

Food: Aquatic plants Habitat: Lakes and marshes, preferably of large size. Can also be found in brackish estuaries in parts of its range.





My personal notes...

The Australian Black Swans are so beautiful as they swim...holding its wings up over its back in an arch. The cygnets are grayish in color---fuzzy-looking. I especially enjoy the beak...with the white stripe that looks like it is painted across near the bottom of the beak. I also like the way the feathers in the rear of the adult swan...looks like "ruffles"...different than the way the plumage lays on the white mute swans...interesting.





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