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.
Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.
An adult male swan is called a cob (from Middle English cobbe (leader of a group). An adult female swan is called a pen, and baby swans are called cygnets (from the Latin word cygnus (“swan”) and the Old French View Full →
The number of eggs in a swan clutch ranges from three to eight.
There are two collective nouns for a group of swans. A group on the ground is known as a ‘bank’, while a group in flight is called a ‘wedge’ of swans.