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Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

Description:

Black swan pair, large black birds, tall necks and red beaks. Red eyes. The feathers on the back (wings) have lighter edges and a sort of ruffled appearance when folded back.

Habitat:

Tidal lake in coastal farmland

Notes:

This pair have been seen here on the Flagstaff inlet for weeks now, quite attached to each other. There are a few other pairs that hang around down the coast in the farm paddocks. Many years ago I used to do swan counts on this inlet and most days in the season there would be more than a hundred. but now sadly less than twenty in the whole district.

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MudWiggle
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MudWiggle

New Zealand

Spotted on Aug 3, 2016
Submitted on Aug 4, 2016

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