Black Swan

Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)

A largish black bird with a long neck and a red bill that has a white tip, the wings also have white outwings but this is hidden when the wings are folded. Locally these can be seen sometimes in the paddocks but also swiming in the bay and river

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What habitats does Cygnus atratus live in?

Deep permanent water, open lakes, wetlands, and coastal bays

What is the distribution of Cygnus atratus?

Eastern and western mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Cygnus atratus grow?

Body up to 130 cm long

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There are no local sightings for this species at the moment

This does not mean that it cannot be found locally, just that I have not been able to verify records at the time this species was added to the database.

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