Record details

:   4012
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3423AB
Observer:   Steen L.
Date of record:   2011-10-23
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Apparently a pair escaped during floods in the area from a farm higher up the river. Only one seen during my stay there
Last updated:   2017-07-25 14:13:00
Sp. code:   10007
Species name:   Cygnus atratus
Common name:   Black Swan
Family:   Anatidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Black Swan
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   David Kennedy
Comment:   I saw these in Western Australia, and again, oddly, I found one on the coast of Norfolk, England, which apparently had been there for some years. Unfortunately Black Swans do not appear on our Southern African drop-down list. Pity, because among my own photographic collection is a Red-whiskered Bulbul native to Asia which came to my bird table for a number of weeks.
Date:   2013-08-19 11:40:54
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Malcolm Robinson
Comment:   Black Swan. There are three at present in the Natal Midlands around Midmar and Albert Falls Dams. Also seen at the Darvil Sewerage Farm
Date:   2013-12-18 14:50:59
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   3
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Date:   2017-07-25 14:13:00
Species name:   Cygnus atratus -- Black Swan
Species code:   10007

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