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Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

Description:

Black Swans are primarily black-feathered birds, with white flight feathers. The bill is bright red, with a pale bar and tip; and legs and feet are greyish-black. Cobs (males) are slightly larger than pens (females), with a longer and straighter bill. Cygnets (immature birds) are a greyish-brown with pale-edged feathers.

Notes:

Sorry this picture is a bit over edited. I did them back when I didn't have much experience with photo editing.

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5 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

I have never seen a Black Swan in the wild, but they had them at a local zoo I visited recently. So beautiful. Great series.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

black swan with green card? :)

Kiara Robinson
Kiara Robinson 9 years ago

Actually, a single black swan lives at one of Montgomery's museums in the nearby lake.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Good point Emma - maybe it's over on holiday.
Excellent photos kiki because if you get close some black swans try to steal your camera.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

kiki, i am surprised that you found a black swan in the USA in the wild.I have seen them in zoos only.

Kiara Robinson
Spotted by
Kiara Robinson

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Jan 23, 2012

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