Black Swan Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790)Exotic  -  Non-native    Synonyms: BLSW.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Cygnus   


This Australian species is popular in waterfowl collections and occasionally appears in Maryland lakes and ponds. It is not established and is not on the official checklist of Maryland birds. The abridged MD/DCRC database lists over 25 reports of this exotic species.

There are 9 records in the project database.

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A Black Swan in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/23/2016). Photo by Marcia Balestri. (MBP list)

A Black Swan found near the Patuxent River in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/9/2016). Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

A Black Swan among Tundra Swans in Carroll Co., Maryland (11/16/2014). Photo by Rob Graff. (MBP list)

Black Swans in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2009). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

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