black necked swan

cisne de cuello negro / ] black-necked swan facts

Name: Cisne de cuello negro / Black –necked swan
Scientific Name: Cygnus melancoryphus
Family: Anatidae
Order: n/a
Size: 102 to 124 cm (40 – 49in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
From Coquimbo to Magallanes.

Residence:
Year round resident, but part of the population migrates.

Habitat:
Lakes, ponds and low-lying coastal areas and marshes with emergent vegetation.

Food Habits:
herbivore (aquatic grasses)

Reproduction:
They nest in the middle of shrubs near lagoons and lay 4 to 7 eggs.

Observation:
There is no sexual dimorphism, they have a social behavior except during the reproductive period when they are territorial and aggressive.

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