Image of Black Swan

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Subject: Image of Black Swan
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 01:28:53 +0000
This is an unusal image in that it shows the beak serrations which are
normally not visible. I have searched the readily available on-line
databases without being able to see something similar. This bird, and
what I presume to be its partner, were engaging in some mutual behaviour
that involved both birds sitting absolutely still in the water, facing
each other and with the lower mandible held closed at the tip but with
the serrations showing. I am not sure whether the birds had lowered the
jaw end of the mandibles or whether this is even possible.

Black Swan
Gungahlin Pond
Image captured: 5 May 2016


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