Eureka Glen Property Sign

THE BLACK SWAN is unlike any other Australian bird. Breeding mainly in the southeast and southwest areas of the country, it was hunted to extinction in New Zealand and later reintroduced there. A nomadic bird, it can grow up to 56” in length, and weigh up to almost 20 pounds. Though the wings are mostly black, when in flight its white feathers show up clearly. Black swans have the longest neck of all swans, which curves in a characteristic ‘S’ shape. When swimming, they hold their necks erect or arched, and often hold their wings in an aggressive display. They can be found singly or in large flocks, even numbering into the thousands. Their musical and far carrying bugle call, either on the water or in flight, as well as a variety of softer crooning notes and whistling, especially when disturbed, are all typical sounds to be heard.

Native to Australia, the black swan has been introduced in small numbers around the world. Lakeland, Florida hosts one captive population which sport a mottled gray instead of black. It is also a popular ornamental waterbird in western Europe, especially in England. In fact, Dawlish, Devon has had the black swan as the town emblem for forty years since there is a resident colony there.

The black swan still remains an Australian icon though and symbolizes the ‘otherness’ of the Antipodes. No wonder it is featured on Western Australia’s flag and coat of arms, and is the bird emblem of the state. In heraldry and culture, the image of the black swan plays an important role, from the time of the first founding of the colonies in the eighteenth century.

Hand painted on an add on panel, with hand carved and gilded text, this hand crafted sign will last for years, welcoming visitors to Eureka Glen.

Carved & Painted
Add on Painting
Sign Size
28 " x 21 "