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Black-necked Swan

Black-necked Swan

Scientific name: Cygnus melanocoryphus
Order: Anseriformes

The Black-necked Swan is a relatively silent swan. Unlike most wildfowl, both parents regularly carry the cygnets (young) on their backs. The female lays four to six eggs in a nest of vegetation mound. The diet consists mainly of vegetation, insects and fish spawn.

Widespread and common throughout its habitat, the Black-necked Swan is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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