|The Coscoroba Swan found in the Pampas Pen, Slimbridge|
|Breeding Habitat - South America|
|Southern Chile, central Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Migrates North to central Chile, Northern Argentina, Uruguay and the South East of Brazil.|
875mm to 1125mm (35" to 45")
Appearance - Drake
The male has mainly White plumage with Black tips on it outer primary feathers, Brown eyes, Red bill, pinkish Legs and feet.
Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.
Its habitat is well-vegetated Swamps and Lagoons.
Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Aquatic Insects, Mussels and Fish.
July to October
The nest is built from vegetation in the shape of a conical mound near water, in reeds or long grass. The mound has a slight depression which is lined with grasses and feathers from the female.
Quantity: 4 to 7.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Coscoroba Swan is the smallest of the wildfowl called a ‘Swan’. It belongs to the subfamily Anserinae in the family Anatidae which includes ducks, swans and geese.
The Coscoroba Swan shows all attributes associated with the Anatidae family, the body is like a small swan, the head is like a goose and the bill is similar to a duck.
|Hear the Coscoroba Swan's Call:-|