Episode 3: Black swans, Cygnus atratus


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Elizabeth shares with Ilana and Hannah her knowledge about the discovery, appearance, ecology and queerness of the dark-bodied waterfowl native to Australia and New Zealand. Hint: they’re definitely #parentinggoals!

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Species introduction: 1:22

Description of the bird’s looks: 9:17

Black swan ecology: 16:01

C. atratus culture: 22:03

Queerness: 28:17

Content warnings: mention of homophobia (1:56-2:01), mention of colonialism (7:20-7:40)

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Queerly Natural was created by Ilana Z, Hannah Roden, and Elizabeth Fuhrman. We are biologists fighting queerphobia, promoting underrepresented perspectives, teaching ecology, and helping queer people relate to the diverse organisms we live among on this beautiful planet! Our music is "Lo-Fi Music Guitar (Short Version)" by Migfus20 (https://freesound.org/people/Migfus20/sounds/578131/), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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