Black Swan
Defensive Behaviour
Murray Mallee Region
Australian Shelduck
Male (front) & Female (behind)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Waterfowls (Anseriformes)
Family: Waterbird (Anatidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
This Photo:     🔍Parent with Signets🔎

Thank you George Seagull & Zig (TropicBreeze) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Riverland and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2011
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)