Distribution and Habitat
The Black Swan is distributed throughout much of Australia and is particularly numerous in south-eastern and south-western Australia. Black Swans occur on most wetlands, ranging from small well-vegetated freshwater swamps to large, open waters, including bays and inlets.
The Black Swan is fully protected in all states and territories and must not be shot.
In flight, a large black swan with a very long slender neck with white flight feathers in wings. The flight is slow with slow wing beats.
Male and female have a similar appearance, juveniles are grey-brown with black tips to the outer white flight feathers, and cygnets are light grey, downy with grey-black bill and feet.
This species should never be confused with Australian game waterfowl and must not be shot.
A high-pitched bugle is often uttered in flight.
Here are some images of the Black Swan.
Video footage of the Black Swan is attached below.