- Coscoroba coscoroba
90â€“115 cm (35Â½-45Â¼ in)
- Primaries are black tipped (only visible in flight)
- Red bill
- Red legs and feet
- Sexes similar
- Juvenile - patchy brown and grey
Photo by Luis R
El Yali,Natural Reserve. ValparaÃso. 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.
This is a monotypic species.
Swamps and lagoons.
The diet includes fish, waterplants, mussels, crustaceans and grass.
Only the female incubates the 4-7 eggs for 36 days.
A cos-cor-ooo sound.
- 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/
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