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
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 its flight feathers are white.

Black swan family
State flag of Western australia
Cygnus atratus