Category Archives: Swan

Black Swans calling

Black swans are native to New South Wales, Australia. This morning I saw four of them swimming amongst the other water birds.

Black Swans

Two of them were calling to each other and raising their necks up and down in a stately dance. They make a slightly funny, bugling call, a bit like a child’s party tooter, as you can hear in this video:

Common name: Black Swan

Scientific name: Cygnus atratus

Approximate length: 120 cm

Date spotted: 27 December 2014

Season: Summer

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’58.4″S 151°15’18.6″E