A mature Black Swan measures between 110 and 142 cm (43-56 in) in length and weighs 3.7–9 kg (8.1-20 lbs). Its wing span is between 1.6 and 2 metres (5.3-6.5 ft). Relative to their size, black swans have longer necks View Full →
The longest movement recorded for one of our collared swans is from Albert Park to Ballarat – about 110 kilometers!
The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.
Swan meat has been regarded as a luxury food in England since at least the reign of Elizabeth I. A recipe for baked swan survives from that time. “To bake a Swan Scald it and take out the bones, and View Full →