Black Swan
Defensive Behaviour
Murray Mallee Region
Australian Shelduck
Male (front) & Female (behind)
 
    
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Waterfowl (Anseriformes)
Family: Waterbird (Anatidae)
Species: Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
This Photo:     Parent with Signets

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2011
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)