Black Swan
Origin: Australia and New Zealand

Latin Name: Cygnus atratus

Habitat: Wetlands and costal areas

Diet: Aquatic plants and grasses

Lifespan: Up to 20 years

Average Size: Weight: 9 Kg., Height: 1.0 metres, Wingspan: 2 metres


Large water bird with wingspan of up to 2 metres.  Their feathers are mainly     black in colour but have a line of white flight feathers on the edge of their     wings.  Their bill is bright red with a pale bar and tip.  Legs and feet are grey in colour. A group of swans are known as a bank and when in flight they are known as a wedge.