Australian Black Swan Australian Black Swan

Scientific Name: Cygnus atratus

Australian Black Swans are native to Australia and Tasmania. Young swans, call cygnets, are covered in gray down for three to four weeks before their black feathers appear. The black swan utters a musical and far reaching bugle-like sound, called either on the water or in flight, as well as a range of softer crooning notes. It can also whistle, especially when disturbed while breeding and nesting.



ANIMAL INFORMATION
HABITATAustralia and Tasmania
WEIGHTUp to 20 pounds
HEIGHTUp to 1 1/2 feet
MATINGBegin mating at 2-3 years old
GESTATION29-36 days
YOUNG5-6 eggs
FAMILYAnatidae
ORDERAnseriformes
DIETAs herbivores, they eat mainly eat aquatic vegetation
LIFE SPANUp to 40 years


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