• Class
  • Order
  • Familly
  • Zoo la Palmyre, taille animal
    1.6-2m wing-span
  • Zoo la Palmyre, poids animal
  • Zoo la Palmyre, durée gestation animal
    34-36 days
  • Zoo la Palmyre, naissances animal
  • Zoo la Palmyre, longévité animal
    25 years
  • Diet
    aquatic plants
  • Habitat
    lakes, rivers
  • Range
    Australia, New Zealand
  • Population in the wild
  • IUCN REDLIST status
    zoo palmyre statut icun LC zoo palmyre statut icun LC

Black Swan couples build large nests from branches and reeds, either floating on the water or on the ground. Both males and females incubate the eggs. Young swans can fly at about 5 or 6 months but stay with their parents until the following spring. Cygnets have a light-grey plumage that turns black by the time they are a year old.
To defend their territory, males assume an intimidating stance, spreading their wings, bending their neck into an S shape and puffing up their feathers while pretending to charge their enemy.

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