Appearance - The Black-necked Swan has a white body with a black head and neck, a greyish beak with large red knob near the base of the beak, and a white eye-stripe. Both sexes are similar with the male (Cob) being slightly larger than the female (Pen).
Notes - The Black-necked Swan is the largest waterfowl native to South America. They spend much of their time on the water as they are poor at walking due to their legs being set far back on their bodies. This makes it difficult for them to get airbourne but they are strong fliers. Like the Mute Swan, they are quiet birds.
WWT Slimbridge Video clips:
Black-necked Swan Identification
Wildfowl Video Index
View these videos on Youtube
You can search this website by using the custom search box below: