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Check out our gallery of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) images from around Australia.

Sadly, the parent swans only have one cygnet left, after the other cygnets were taken by large eels.

In this series of photographs the young swan was imitating its parent.

Images © Dorothy L


  • 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