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  • Black Swan

  • Cygnus atratus
  • In adult Black Swans the body is mostly black, with the exception of the broad white wing tips which are visible in flight. The bill is a deep orange-red, paler at the tip, with a distinct narrow white band towards the end. Younger birds are much greyer in colour, and have black wing tips. Adult females are smaller than the males.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=499
  • Song link
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  • Black Swan

  • In adult Black Swans the body is mostly black, with the exception of the broad white wing tips which are visible in flight. The bill is a deep orange-red, paler at the tip, with a distinct narrow white band towards the end. Younger birds are much greyer in colour, and have black wing tips. Adult females are smaller than the males.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Cygnus atratus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 203
  • Size
  • 106-142cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=499
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-swan