Cygnus atratus

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Synonyms for Cygnus atratus

large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill

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Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a black swan (Cygnus atratus): diagnosis, treatment, and pathology.
Dendritobilharzia species have been reported from avian hosts including Aix sponsa, Anas creca, Anas discors, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas rhynchotis, Anas superciliosa superciliosa, Aythya affinis, Aythya americana, Aythya ferina, Aythya novaeseelandiae, Bucephala albeola, Bucephala clangula, Cygnus olor, Cygnus atratus, Cygnus columbianus, Mergus merganser, Mergus serrator, Nettion crecca and Tadorna variegate from Poland (Sulgostowska, 1972; Khalifa, 1976), New Zealand (Rind, 1989), North America (Ulmer and Vande Vusse, 1970), Brazil (Freitas and Costa, 1972), Czech Republic (Kalarova et al., 1989, 1997), Germany (Palm, 1965); Texas (Canaris et al., 1981), India (Chauhan et al., 1973 and France (Bayssade-Dufour et al., 2006).
The real black swan (named Cygnus atratus by John Latham, the 18th century ornithologist) is native to Australia and, to our knowledge, uniquely found there.
No, I talk to Cygnus Atratus, a black swan which is currently gracing the Knap Lake.
'Why are you looking so sad?' I asked Cygnus Atratus.
Yet more luxury flats are to be built on the site of the former Water's Edge residential home, next to the flats that make me and Cygnus Atratus so sad.
'What will you do when the new flats are built?' I asked Cygnus Atratus.
Black swans, or cygnus atratus, are not especially rare, although it is believed that this is the first one at the Knap Lake for years.