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!
The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
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 →
Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.