Iconic Australian bird

Bob Trask snapped this photo of a Black Swan on a local pond just recently.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

The Black Swan must be one of Australia’s most recognisable birds. Although it is mainly found in southeast and southwest areas of Australia, it is also distributed throughout the country except for the Cape York Peninsula.

The long necks of these vegetarian birds enable them to feed on algae and weeds up to one metre below the water’s surface.

Mostly breeding for life, the adults both work together to raise their young.

This shot was taken at a pond in Gladstone just a few days ago.