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Swans are always white, right?
That's what they thought in Europe anyway.
Like flying pigs, the black swan was a symbol of what was impossible. During medieval times even unicorns had more credibility! However, when Dutch navigator Willem de Vlamingh found black swans in Western Australia in 1697, it showed how risky it is to declare something impossible!! 😁
As previously mentioned these beautiful water birds are indigenous to southern parts of Australia, mostly the south east and south west. They are monogamous breeders with both partners sharing incubation and cygnet duties. They are also unusual in that a quarter of all pairings are homosexual, (yes, really!) and mostly between males.
The black swan is a popular ornamental waterbird in western Europe, especially Britain, and escapees are commonly reported. As yet, the population in Britain is not considered to be self-sustaining and so the species is not afforded admission to the official British List, but the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust have recorded a maximum of nine breeding pairs in the UK in 2001, with an estimate of 43 feral birds in 2003-2004.
Do you see black swans where you live?
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