all-black plumage; red iris; red bill except for yellow tip (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Black Swan
Cygnus atratus

Native Range: South America

Notes: an unmistakable all-black swan native to the southern continent of the New World; no sexual dimorphism.

often swims with neck gracefully curved (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

frontal view (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

also holds its neck much straighter on occasion (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

couple swimming together (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

a handsome pair (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

head portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)