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Black Swan

Cygnus atratus


Black Swans from Australia.


The Black Swans inhabit Lake Eola, a small lake in the center of Orlando, FL.


The Swans were first brought to Lake Eola of Orlando Florida in the late 1900's. They have been left to themselves until 2007. As a symbol of Orlando, the city took them under their protection and wanted to give them annual medical examinations and vaccinations. The city of Orlando had also decided to import other species from across the world and add to the lake to create a sanctuary for these majestic birds. There are now five species of swans at Lake Eola: Black - Australia, Mute - England/Europe, Whooper - Russia/Japan, Finland/ Europe, Black Necked - South America and Trumpeter - North America Info take from

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RubyPrakash 8 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah kris!

jonesc.kris 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments, and ShannaB thanks for the story.

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 9 years ago

The level of clarity on this images is amazing! Thank you so much for uploading such great spotting!

KatCuff 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Love the last photo!

ShannaB 9 years ago

You might be interested in this Aboriginal Dreamtime story about how the swans became black (and why their beaks are red). I remember learning this at school and thinking it was such a sad story, but so beautiful.

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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