Black Swan

Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Although native only to Australia, black swans have been introduced all over the world. Populations exist in Europe, North America and New Zealand.

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ORIGIN:
Australia

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HABITAT:
Lakes, rivers and swamps

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
8-20 lbs
Length: 3-5 ft

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DIET:
Insects, algae and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Long, powerful neck

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 5-6 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 40 yrs in wild

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