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**Male Swan is a Cob**
Opie and Tilly Girl
**Female Swan is a Pen**
Sarge and Lucy
The black swan’s scientific name, Cygnus Atratus, means ‘a swan attired in black'
**Baby Swan is a Cygnet**
These beautiful black swans originate in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Throughout the world Black Swans have become a favorite among waterfowl fanciers. It always surprises me to meet people who have never seen a black swan. But then I am quick to remind myself that I too am one of those people.
A curious characteristic of a black swan is the way they swim through the water. With one leg in the water, the other is tucked above its tail. They will swim with neck either arched or erect and back wing feathers are raised up as if in an aggressive manner.