Swan eggs hatch after about 45 days of incubation.
A colony of Black Swans in Dawlish, Devon has become so well associated with the town that the bird has been the town’s emblem for
The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
There are six to seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as a swan, the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered related to the true swans
The Black Swan is protected under the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. It is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.