Eastern and western mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Occupies deep permanent water, open lakes, wetlands, and coastal estuaries and bays. Black Swans feed on aquatic plants in shallow water, or on open pastures close to water.
Vegetation is obtained by plunging its long neck into water up to 1 m deep. Swans are clumsy walkers on land.
Atlas of Living Australia at https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:05... 29 July 2020.
Birdlife Australia at https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-swan Accessed 27 July 2020.