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Coscoroba Swan

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Photo by luisrock62  Buonos Aires, Argentina, March 2005
Photo by luisrock62
Buonos Aires, Argentina, March 2005
Coscoroba coscoroba

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[edit] Identification

90–115 cm (35½-45¼ in)

  • White
  • Primaries are black tipped (only visible in flight)
  • Red bill
  • Red legs and feet
  • Sexes similar
  • Juvenile - patchy brown and grey

[edit] Distribution

Photo by Luis REl Yali,Natural Reserve. Valparaíso. Chile, June 2017
Photo by Luis R
El Yali,Natural Reserve. Valparaíso. Chile, June 2017

Southern Chile, central Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Migrates in winter north to central Chile, northern Argentina, Uruguay and the south east Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Swamps and lagoons.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes fish, waterplants, mussels, crustaceans and grass.

[edit] Breeding

Only the female incubates the 4-7 eggs for 36 days.

[edit] Vocalisation

A cos-cor-ooo sound.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia
  3. ANIMAL BYTES

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