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

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 behavior except during the reproductive period when they are territorial and aggressive.

Black Necked Swan