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Distribution of black swans

Distribution of black swans

Black swans are found on many coastal and inland waterways of the North, South and Stewart islands, as well as on the Chatham Islands (not shown). They also live in Australia.

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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser, and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Black swans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/14623/distribution-of-black-swans (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015