Black-Necked Swan (Slimbridge November 2017)
The Black-Necked Swan’s nearest relatives are the Black Swan and The Mute Swan all of which are mostly silent.
The Black-Necked Swan spends most of its time in the water as they are uncomfortable walking due to the position of their legs. Once airbourne they are strong fliers.
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1020mm to 1240mm (40" to 49")
Appearance - Male
The male has White plumage with a Black neck, head and a Grey bill. It has a Red caruncle at the base of the bill and a thin White line surrounding the eyes and running around the crown.
Appearance - Female
The female is the same as the male but slightly smaller.
Freshwater Marshes, Lagoons and Lake shores of South America.
Vegetation, Insects and Fish Spawn.
July to mid September
Nests on a vegetation mound.
Quantity: 4 to 6
Colour: Creamy White.