Black Swan

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Side view of mature adult showing characteristic "S" neck Black Swans are primarily black-feathered birds, with white flight feathers. The bill is bright red, with a pale bar and tip; and legs and feet are greyish-black. Cobs (males) are slightly larger than pens (females), with a longer and straighter bill. Cygnets (immature birds) are a greyish-brown with pale-edged feathers.[2]

A mature Black Swan measures between 110 and 142 centimetres (43 and 56 in) in length and weighs 3.7–9 kilograms (8.2–20 lb). Its wing span is between 1.6 and 2 metres (5.2 and 6.6 ft).[2][3] The neck is long (relatively the longest neck among the swans) and curved in an "S"-shape.

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Cindy Breen on July 24, 2013

Thank you Heinz

Best wishes

Marion;-)

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Cindy Breen
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Uploaded on February 19, 2013
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    by Cindy Breen
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    • Taken on 2013/02/19 13:50:33
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 105.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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