Coate Water Country Park rare black swan dies

A rare black swan that was popular with visitors to a country park has died.

The bird, which is a native species to Australia, lived at Coate Water Country Park in Swindon since 2008..

It lived among native white British mute swans and produced white offspring, but was a popular subject for photographers due to its unusual colour.

Swindon Borough Council and RSPCA Oak and Furrows, who were monitoring the bird, said it died of natural causes.

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