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Swan meat has been regarded as a luxury food in England since at least the reign of Elizabeth I. A recipe for baked swan survives from that time. "To bake a Swan Scald it and take out the bones, and parboil it, then season it very well with Pepper, Salt and Ginger, then lard it, and put it in a deep Coffin of Rye Paste with store of Butter, close it and bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up the Vent-hole with melted Butter, and so keep it; serve it in as you do the Beef-Pie."
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Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.
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Both male and female swans incubate the eggs. The male takes the day shift, while the female incubates the clutch at night.

The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
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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.
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The number of eggs in a swan clutch ranges from three to eight.

Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.
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Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.

The Black Swan is protected under the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. It is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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The Black Swan is protected under the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. It is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.