The Black Swan has a mainly black plumage with a line of white feathers on the wings, the beak is red with a white bar and tip, the legs, and feet are greyish black. Both the male (Cob), and female (Pen) look similar although the Cob is slightly larger with a straighter beak. Cygnets are a fluffy greyish-brown.
Typical Adult is 110-142cm (43-56in).
Aquatic plants, sedges, pond-weed which they can reach with their long necks, and they will also graze on grass when out of water.
Wetlands, lakes and rivers. The Black Swan breeds mostly in south-west & eastern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
February to September.
4 to 8 (pale-green colour).
River Cottage's collection of Swans changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details