Tony Keene Tony Keene where I'm based
      Australian Birds
      Japanese Birds
      New Zealand Birds
      Swiss Birds
      British Birds
      Birds Elsewhere
      Hybrid Birds
      Escaped Birds
      Taxonomic list
      Australian Mammals   New!
      Australian Reptiles
      Australian Frogs
 Trip Reports
 Translation guide
All images are subject to copyright (unless otherwise stated) and may not be used or reproduced without permission.

Black Swan
Cygnus atratus

These birds are native to Australia, but were introduced to parts of Europe. They have been present in Switzerland for some years and breed around Thun and along the Aare. There is currently a program in place to remove such introduced species from Switzerland, which will also affect the Ruddy Shelduck popuation there. Wild Black Swans can be seen on this page.

Black Swan

1: River Aare, Wohlensee, Bern, 14/02/2009.