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 number of eggs in a swan clutch ranges from three to eight.
Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although small numbers of aquatic animals may be eaten. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, View Full →
The word swan is derived from Old English swan, akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, in turn derived from Indo-European root *swen (to sound, to sing), whence Latin derives sonus (sound)