Swan eggs hatch after about 45 days of incubation.
Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.
The Northern Hemisphere species of swan have pure white plumage but the Southern Hemisphere species are mixed black and white. The Australian Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is completely black except for the white flight feathers on its wings; the chicks View Full →
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 longest movement recorded for one of our collared swans is from Albert Park to Ballarat – about 110 kilometers!