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Friday essay: a rare bird — how Europeans got the black swan so wrong

The black swan is an Australian icon.

The official emblem of Western Australia, depicted in the state flag and coat-of-arms, it decorates several public buildings.

  • David Haworth
  • The Conversation

The bird is also the namesake for Perth’s Swan River, where the …

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