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(Molina 1782) (Molina 1782)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus

Black-necked swan:

UK Status: None resident, but can be seen in Zoo's and Wildlife Centres. 

Habitat: These South American birds like water and inhabit swaps, marshes lakes, brackish lagoons and sheltered coastal sites. The wetland sites created in Chile by the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, have become an important habitat for this Swan. They are almost entirely vegetarian, feeding mainly on aquatic plants.

Breeding: This bird breeds from July to November in the Northern parts of South America, in the southern parts the season ends in September. In the Falkland Islands the breeding season is August to November.

Comment: This South American swan is present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruaguy and the Falkland Isles. They withdraw to the northern parts of their territories for the winter months. Rare vagrants have been recorded in Juan Ferdandez Island, the southern Orkney islands, the southern Shetland Isles, and the Antarctic Peninsular.

(Molina 1782) (Molina 1782) (Molina 1782) (Molina 1782)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus Black-necked swan  - Cygnus melancoryphus

 

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