Origin: Australia and New Zealand
Latin Name: Cygnus atratus
Habitat: Wetlands and costal areas
Diet: Aquatic plants and grasses
Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Average Size: Weight: 9 Kg., Height: 1.0 metres, Wingspan: 2 metres
Large water bird with wingspan of up to 2 metres. Their feathers are mainly black in colour but have a line of white flight feathers on the edge of their wings. Their bill is bright red with a pale bar and tip. Legs and feet are grey in colour. A group of swans are known as a bank and when in flight they are known as a wedge.