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Black Swan
Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Anseriformes »  family Anatidae - ducks, geese and swans »  genus Cygnus - swan

Scientific synonyms

Anas atrata Latham, 1790
Chenopsis atrata (Latham, 1790)
Anas cygnus niger Perry, 1811
Anser novaehollandiae Bonnaterre, 1791
Anas plutonia Shaw, 1792
Chenopis atrata roberti Mathews, 1912

Least Concern LC

Images

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Michal Maňas

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Petr Baum

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Petr Baum

juvenile animal

nest

Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Czechiai, Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

* List of countries might not be complete

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Cygnus atratus atratus Latham, 1790 - Common Black Swan

Cygnus atratus atratus

subspecies Cygnus atratus sumnerensis (Forbes, 1890) - New Zealand Swan

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22679843]

Bird Life [http://www.birdlife.org] [as Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [96469]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Cygnus atratus Latham, 1790]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [4215bc21-7c60-4b90-b336-450e26a05b81]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [52804]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [https://www.hbw.com/], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Cygnus atratus Latham, 1790]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 10.2 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 1 August 2020
DE Zootier-Lexikon [2771:schwarzschwan&Itemid=620]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Cygnus atratus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [as Cygnus atratus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [as Cygnus atratus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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