White Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

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Subject: White Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
From: "sonnenburg" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 17:11:26 +1000
Firstly I will apologise to those who I have upset by joining 'that' debate - sorry but I took the de bait. 
Something completely different:
Last Saturday I was out with some visitors and we visited Jahnke's Lagoon near Gatton south-east Q'ld  (27°41' 44" S and 152°19' 37" E) which had been dry for some time.  It has now partially filled after heavy rain in early February.
The white Black Swan which has been mentioned on birding-aus previously was there along with many normal Black Swans. My atlas sheet for the 2 ha search contains:
Magpie Geese (100's)
Plumed Whistling Duck
Black Swan (about 100)
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Whistling Kite
Australian Hobby
Nankeen Kestrel
Purple Swamphen  (about 70)
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Comb-crested Jacana
Black-winged Stilt
Masked Lapwing
Pale-headed Rosella
Willie Wagtail
Torresian Crow
Welcome Swallow
Cheers and good birding
Roy Sonnenburg
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