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Latin name - Cygnus atratus

The famous black swans of Dawlish stray sometimes as this photograph taken at Slapton Ley shows. They were introduced to Dawlish in 1906 by John Nash, a Dawlish man who had emigrated to New Zealand. However the Black swan did not originate in New Zealand, they were introduced there from Australia.

Black Swan, Slapton Ley