With their subtle swimming motion, the black swans seem to be propelled by the wind and glide across the water! Black swans have the longest neck of any swan species, almost half as long as their total body length. These extraordinary animals seek a mate for life and may even die of a broken heart!

General information black swan

Scientific name: Cygnus atratus

The black swans are native to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. They live there in fresh and brackish water areas. The black swan, as its name suggests, is colored all black. Its beak is red and gray legs with flippers swim underwater. Although the climate here is different from Australia, black swans love it in the Netherlands. They breed year-round and survive cold winters with ease!

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