Black swan

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For the movie, see Black Swan (movie).

Black swan
Black swan rdg.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Cygnus
Species: C. atratus
Binomial name
Cygnus atratus
Latham, 1790

The Black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird that mostly breeds in the southeast and southwest areas of Australia. It is different from other swans because it is mostly black, though it's flight feathers are white.