The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a very large bird (110 to 142 centimetres) with a long slender neck. It has white tipped wings which span 160 – 200 centimetres approximately and weighs about 3.7 to 9 kilograms. The Black Swan has black legs and feet.
They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes. A pair will remain mated for life.
The Black Swan is mainly herbivorous, with the diet being mainly dominated by marshland and aquatic plants.
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