Story: Lakes

Black swans

Black swans

A flock of black swans (Cygnus atratus) gather at Lake Whāngāpē, near Huntly. Black swans were introduced from Australia in the 1860s. They are partly protected, and a limited number may be taken during the duck-shooting season. Research suggests that the swans may be useful in controlling the spread of some introduced water weeds.

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Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Simon Nathan, 'Lakes - Life in and around lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11822/black-swans (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007