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Swan, Black-necked
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Cygnus melancoryphus
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Global, South America, Uruguay Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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Adults average 102 to 124 cm (40 to 49 in) and weigh 3.5-6.7 kg (7.7-14.8 lbs).[ 1] The wingspan ranges from 135 to 177 cm (53 to 70 in).[ 2] The body plumage is white with a black neck, head and greyish bill. It has a red knob near the base of the bill and white stripe behind eye. The sexes are similar, with the female slightly smaller. The cygnet has a light grey plumage with black bill and feet. The Black-necked Swan was formerly placed in monotypic genus, Sthenelides. ...
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