coscoroba swan

coscoroba swan facts

Name: Cisne Coscoroba / Coscoroba Swan
Scientific Name: Coscoroba coscoroba
Family: Anatidae
Order: n/a
Size: Measures approximately 100 - 110 cm. (43.5 -47.8 in)
Weight: n/a

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.

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.

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

Food:
Herbivores, feed on underwater plants.

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

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