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Black Swan
Cygnus atratus

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Common local species. Originally a southern species, it has become established in Townsville in the last 20 years. Length 142cm. Eats aquatic plants wiihin 1 meter of the surface. Call is a frequent musical trumpeting.
Typical Habitat :Open water, pasture, crops and mud flats.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except the arid interior. Endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding mainly at Ross River Dam. Main breeding season, February to April and June to September.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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