The head of a Mute Swan (Wāna) against a blurred water background.

Mute Swan

There are no swans native to New Zealand, but of the two introduced species, the majestic Mute Swan (Wāna, Cygnus olor) is the rarest.

Yet, I have seen many in my lifetime, as they are often found in the greater public parks with lakes.

This one was photographed in the beautiful Rotokawau/Virginia Lake Reserve in Whanganui.



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One response to “Mute Swan”

  1. […] The Black Swan (Kakīānau, Cygnus atratus) is very common in New Zealand, having been far more successful at colonisation than the Mute Swan. […]

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