Black Swan Cygnus atratus   [Molina, 1782]

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Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae
BTO Codes: , EURING No: 20800
Number in Britain: Unavailable
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (E)  Occasional Escape
Subspecies: recorded in Britain (of 0 subsp. in the world)
Length: . cm Wingspan: - Weight: -    
Scientific name from: L.: cygnus=the swan (from Gr.: kuknos) and L.: atratus=clothed in mourning (black)
World Distribution: Australia, INTRODUCED: New Zealand
Habitat: Lakes, swamps
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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh: Alarch Du
Danish: Dutch: Zwarte Zwaan
Finnish: French: Cygne noir
German: Schwarzschwan Hungarian:
Icelandic: Irish:
Italian: Cigno nero Norwegian:
Polish: Labedz czarny Portuguese:
Spanish: Cisne negro Swedish: Svart svan

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Books and Monographs:
   Kear, J 2005 Ducks, geese and swans Oxford University Press [598.48 KEA]
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