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Black Swan - Cygnus atratus Protecting it’s nest with eggs               Australia,Black Swan,Cygnus atratus,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black Swan - Cygnus atratus

Protecting it’s nest with eggs

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  1. Very interesting behavioral shot, well done! Posted 9 days ago
  2. Wonderful capture! Posted 9 days ago

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The Black Swan is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. The species was hunted to extinction in New Zealand, but later reintroduced. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black Swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2022. Captured Aug 5, 2017 23:31 in VFX7+PJ Loch Sport VIC, Australia.
  • NEX-3
  • f/11.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm