We are studying the biology and behaviour of these iconic birds. We’re also concerned about the effects of drought on swan populations. The numbered collars help us to track movements of individual birds and monitor their health. They enable us to identify birds from a distance without the need for capture. The collars are made of a lightweight plastic and are custom-manufactured for swans in the United States. We use black collars for males and white collars for females.
Collars also allow members of the public to help us with our study by reporting sightings of Black Swans around Victoria.
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