Coscoroba Swan Facts

  • Name:
    Cisne Coscoroba / Coscoroba Swan
  • Scientific Name:
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Family:
    Anatidae
  • Description:
    This type of swan is completely white except for the tips of its wings that are black and its beak and legs that are red.
  • Description:
    Measures approximately 100 - 110 cm. (43,5 -47,8 in)
 
Coscoroba Swan

Reproduction:

Puts 4 to 9 eggs usually in small islets within lagoons.

Distribution:

Found from Region of Valparaiso to the Magallanes Region.

Residence:

it is seen in Patagonia from August to May, and then migrates northwards.

Features:

No apparent sexual dimorphism.

Food:

Herbivores, feed on underwater plants.

Habitat:

Lakes and ponds (shallow waters) with underwater vegetation, it is also seen in swamps.

Habits:

Usually it is seen in small flocks, sometimes mixed with black-necked swans.

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