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Black Swan (Cisne-negro)

19 Jan

Scientific name: Cignus atratus

St James’s Park.

Cisne preto – St James’s Park (Londres).

Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six to seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as a swan, the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered related to the true swans

O Cisne-negro (Cygnus atratus) é uma ave aquática australiana, pertencente à família Anatidae, a mesma família dos patos, gansos, e demais cisnes. É a ave oficial do estado da Austrália Ocidental. Podem-se encontrar em todos os estados da Austrália. O animal adulto pode pesar até 9 kg. Ao contrário de muitas outras aves aquáticas, os cisnes negros não têm hábitos migratórios. Passam a sua vida no local onde nasceram.

 
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Posted by on 19 de January de 2010 in Birds, Black Swan (cisne-negro), Cignus atratus, St James's Park

 

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One response to “Black Swan (Cisne-negro)

  1. polo

    13 de July de 2010 at 13:21

    São tão vaidosos os Cisnes.

     

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