Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.
Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although small numbers of aquatic animals may be eaten. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, View Full →
Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.
The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
The longest movement recorded for one of our collared swans is from Albert Park to Ballarat – about 110 kilometers!