Cisne de cuello negro /
Black - necked swan Facts

  • Name:
    Cisne de cuello negro / Black –necked swan
  • Scientific Name:
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Family:
  • Size:
    102 to 124 cm (40 – 49 in)
Black Necked Swan


From Coquimbo to Magallanes.


year round resident, but part of the population migrates.


lakes, ponds and low-lying coastal areas and marshes with emergent vegetation.

Food habits:

herbivore (aquatic grasses)


they nest in the middle of shrubs near lagoons and lay 4 to 7 eggs


there is no sexual dimorphism, they have a social behaviour except during the reproductive period when they are territorial and aggressive.

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