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Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) Lake Monger Perth WA
Panasonic Lumix FZ50 420mm + Oly Tcon 17 Iso 200 f3.7 1/320 sec fill-in flash 19 February 2008

Taken at Lake Monger which is a convenient birding spot which allows easy access to view a range of waterbirds at relatively close range. Black Swans reputedly the only all black swan but obviously not so as they do have white wing tips shown even in this unusual pose but Birds in Backyards at:

http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Cygnus-atratus

discusses the Black Swan in a brief but adequate fact packed page. A common but spectacular bird that never fails to impress whether stationary, feeding, swimming but in flight they are at their very best.

 

 

 

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