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Swan, Black
 
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Scientific Name:
Cygnus atratus
Location(s):
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Europe, Global, Indonesia, Lithuania, Melanesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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IUCN
The global population is estimated to number c.100,000-1,000,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while the population in Japan has been estimated at c.100-10,000 introduced breeding pairs (Brazil 2009). ...
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Wikipedia
The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. The species was hunted to extinction in New Zealand, but later reintroduced. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black Swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes. ...
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