coscoroba swan facts
Name: Cisne Coscoroba / Coscoroba Swan
Scientific Name: Coscoroba coscoroba
Size: Measures approximately 100 - 110 cm. (43.5 -47.8 in)
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.
Puts 4 to 9 eggs usually in small islets within lagoons.
Found from Region of Valparaiso to the Magallanes Region.
it is seen in Patagonia from August to May, and then migrates northwards.
No apparent sexual dimorphism.
Lakes and ponds (shallow waters) with underwater vegetation, it is also seen in swamps.
Herbivores, feed on underwater plants.
Usually it is seen in small flocks, sometimes mixed with black-necked swans.