A colony of Black Swans in Dawlish, Devon has become so well associated with the town that the bird has been the town’s emblem for
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.
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 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 →
Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.