Cisne de Cuello Negro /
Black-Necked Swan Facts
Name: Cisne de cuello negro / Black –necked swan
Scientific Name: Cygnus melancoryphus
Size: 102 to 124 cm (40 – 49in)
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.
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 behavior except during the reproductive period when they are territorial and aggressive.