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Black Swan

Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)

The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. The species was hunted to extinction in New Zealand, but later reintroduced. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black Swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Cygnus

Scientific:
  Cygnus atratus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. p.834

Protonym:
  Anas atrata

Avibase ID:
  46B54DB1D4CF50D3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/46B54DB1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 553906

Geographic range:

  • Cygnus atratus: Australia and Tasmania; New Zealand, where formerly occurred but was eradicated, later was re-introduced and also self-colonized
English:
Black Swan
Catalan:
Cigne negre
Czech:
labuť černá
Danish:
Sortsvane
German:
Schwarzschwan
Spanish:
Cisne Negro
Spanish (Spain):
Cisne Negro
Finnish:
mustajoutsen
French:
Cygne noir
Croatian:
Crni labud
Hungarian:
fekete hattyú
Icelandic:
Svartsvanur
Italian:
Cigno nero
Japanese (romaji):
kokuchou
Japanese:
コクチョウ
Lithuanian:
Juodoji gulbė
Dutch:
Zwarte Zwaan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartsvane
Norwegian:
Svartsvane
Polish:
łabędź czarny
Portuguese:
Cisne-preto
Russian:
Чёрный лебедь
Slovak:
labuť čierna
Serbian:
Crni labud
Swedish:
svart svan
Ukrainian:
Лебідь чорний
Chinese:
黑天鹅
Chinese (Traditional):
黑天鵝


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Cygne noir ( Cygnus atratus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cygne noir ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 1st edition:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 4th edition:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 1.50:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 1.52:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 1.53:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 1.54:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 1.55:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 2018:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
eBird version 2019:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
James Lee Peters:
Cygnus atratus
James Lee Peters (original):
Chenopis atrata
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cygnus atratus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cygnus atratus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cygnus atratus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Asturian: Cisne prietu
Bulgarian: Черен лебед
Breton: An alarc'h du
Catalan: Cigne negre
Czech: labu èerná, Labut cerná, Labuť černá
Welsh: Alarch du
Danish: Sortsvane
German: Schwarzer Schwan, Schwarzschwan, Trauerschwan
Greek: Μαυρόκυκνος
English: Black Swan
English, HBW: Black Swan
English (IOC): Black Swan
English (United States): Black Swan
Spanish: Cisne Negro
Spanish (Colombia): Cisne negro
Spanish (Spain): Cisne Negro
Spanish (HBW): Cisne negro
Spanish (Uruguay): Cisne Negro
Estonian: mustluik
Basque: Beltxarga beltza
Persian: ٹ يً ا يٌٓ
Finnish: Mustajoutsen
Faroese: Svartur svanur
French: Cygne noir
Irish: Eala dhubh
Galician: Cisne negro
Hebrew: הברבור השחור
Croatian: Crni labud
Hungarian: fekete hattyú
Indonesian: Soang Hitam
Icelandic: Svartsvanur
Italian: Cigno nero
Japanese (romaji): kokuchou
Japanese: コクチョウ
Scientific: Anas atrata, Chenopis atrata, Chenopis atrata roberti, Chenopsis atratus, Cygnus atratus
Luxembourgish: Schwaarze Schwan , Schwaarze Schwunn
Lithuanian: Juodoji gulbe, Juodoji gulbė
Latvian: Melnais gulbis
Dutch: Zwarte Zwaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartsvane
Norwegian: Svartsvane
Polish: labedz czarny, łabędź czarny
Portuguese: Cisne-preto
Portuguese (Portugal): Cisne-preto
Romanian: Lebădă neagră
Russian: Черный лебедь, Чёрный лебедь
Northern Sami: Čáhppesnjukča
Slovak: labuť čierna
Slovenian: črni labod
Serbian: Crni labud
Swedish: Svart svan, Svartsvan
Thai: หงส์ดำ
Turkish: kara kuğu, Siyah Kuğu
Ukrainian: Лебідь чорний, Чорний лебідь
Chinese: 黑天鹅
Chinese (Traditional): 黑天鵝

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