Cygnus atratus

3 Black Swan at QPRC LGA

Cygnus atratus at QPRC LGA - 15 Nov 2023
Cygnus atratus at QPRC LGA - 15 Nov 2023
Cygnus atratus at QPRC LGA - 15 Nov 2023
Cygnus atratus at QPRC LGA - 15 Nov 2023
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Identification history

Cygnus atratus 16 Nov 2023 Liam.m
Cygnus atratus 15 Nov 2023 CarbonAI
Cygnus atratus 15 Nov 2023 Csteele4

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User's notes

Right, so. Weird story. We have pet geese, which is well known in our small town. A community member this evening left this black swan (possibly misidentified as a goose?) in our yard with a text message saying they hoped it was ours. She is going to Wildcare in the morning, but I thought she was worth logging, as she is very out of place here and was found in the middle of the road, apparently. She is extraordinarily calm, and apparently unhurt, though I'm unsure why she did not fight or fly away. Picked her up easily.


   16 Nov 2023
Very unique episode.
Csteele4 wrote:
   16 Nov 2023
@MatthewFrawley weird things happen out here!! Haha

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Nov 2023 06:55 PM Recorded on
  • Csteele4 Recorded by

Additional information

  • False Nesting site

Species information

  • Cygnus atratus Scientific name
  • Black Swan Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 989.6m Recorded at altitude
  • 658 images trained Machine learning
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  • Synonyms

    Cygnus (Chenopis) atratus

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