Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.
The longest movement recorded for one of our collared swans is from Albert Park to Ballarat – about 110 kilometers!
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
Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.
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 →