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Black Swan

Cygnus atratus


A pair of Black Swans on the Avon River in Central Christchurch indulging in courtship behaviour.


The Black Swan's preferred habitat extends across fresh, brackish and salt water lakes, swamps and rivers with underwater and emergent vegetation for food and nesting materials. Permanent wetlands are preferred,


Considered a native of New Zealand despite some deliberate introductions in the 19th century

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

very nice!

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012


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