A foraging adult in a ditch.

A foraging adult in a ditch.
Species: Black Swan   Cygnus atratus
Author: Pieter de Groot Boersma
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Added to IBC: 18 Sep 2015 - 16:47
Your rating: None
Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
All Rights Reserved
Altitude (m): 
7 meters


Endemic to Australia, although New Zealand birders I spoke were convinched the introduction of the Black Swan into New Zealand was a mere re-introduction after the extinction of the species before the arrival of white men to the island.

Related Lynx titles
Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
This is the most up-to-date checklist of bird species and subspecies recorded in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – the ‘greater’ Western Palearctic. Species are presented in systematic order, and each species entry includes scientific and English names, taxonomic notes, distribution and range/vagrancy occurrences within the region.


Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1235038. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1235038.

Extended version
Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1235038. Video of Black Swan Cygnus atratus at Herdsman Lake, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1235038.

Embed this video

← Click inside, copy the code and then paste it into your web page code. Show me the embed as it will appear

© All Rights Reserved

This media published on the Internet Bird Collection is protected by Copyright.
It cannot be reproduced without the express written permission of the author.
Advertising more »