black swan (Cygnus atratus)
Title: Voyage in search of La Pérouse : performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794
Year: 1800 (1800s)
Authors: Labillardière, Jacques Julien Houton de, 1755-1834
Subjects: La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788 Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni, chevalier d', 1737-1793 Voyages and travels Natural history
Author Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardière, 1755-1834
The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Black swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. The black swan is common in the wetlands of southwestern and eastern Australia and adjacent coastal islands.