Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Black-necked Swan
Black-necked Swan Cygnus melanocorypha
Described by: Molina (1782)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Cygnus melanocoryphus, Sthenelides melanocoryphus
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RangeS. South America;
C. Chile (Coquimbo s. in Santiago, s. O'Higgins (Curico), Valdivia and Rio Cruces Sanctuary), s. Paraguay, se. Brazil (s. Sao Paulo s.) s. through Uruguay (Banados del Este) and Argentina (Cordoba, Santa Fe, Entre Rio and Buenos Aires), where it breeds mainly in the La Plata area, to Tierra del Fuego (Cape Horn) and the Falkland Is. (mainly on East Falkland, Lafonia and adjacent is., and West Falkland on Fox Bay).
During the nonbreeding season, it gathers on lakes in w. Santa Cruz and Chubut, and disperses n. to n. Paraguay and occasionally to the Juan Fernandez and South Shetland Is.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Aves de Chile
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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