Black Swan III

Tom Newman

Frankston, Australia

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Black Swan, Cygnus atratus, taken at the Edithvale Wetlands , Victoria, Australia.

The Black Swan has a body length of up to 142 cm, with the females being smaller than the males. In adults, the body is mostly black, with the exception of broad white wing tips, which are visible in flight. The bill is a deep orange-red, paler at the tip, with a distinct narrow white band towards the end. Younger birds are much greyer in colour, and have black wing tips. It is the only entirely black-coloured swan in the world.
Black Swans are found throughout Australia with the exception of Cape York Peninsula, and are more common in the south.
When swimming, black swans hold their necks arched or erect, and often carry their feathers or wings raised in an aggressive display. In flight, a wedge of black swans will form as a line or a V, with the individual birds flying strongly with undulating long necks, making whistling sounds with their wings and baying, bugling or trumpeting calls.
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D300. Len 80-400mm ED VR
130mm,1/250, f/8.0, ISO: 400

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