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A large waterbird that is native to Australia, the Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) are widespread throughout Australia, from the east to west coast and Tasmania. They are also often seen here in Central Australia, along some of the waterholes through the ranges and here in Alice Springs.

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) nesting, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) nesting, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer

The photographs presented here were taking in the month of June and October.

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) nesting, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) nesting, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) with cygnets, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) with cygnets, Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer

Check out our section on Birds | Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
and our blog Flight of the Black Swan


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anatidae
  • Genus: Cygnus
  • Species: C. atratus
  • Binomial name: Cygnus atratus
  • Synonyms:
    • Anas atrata
    • Chenopis atratus

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