Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha) - HBW 1, p. 578
French: Cygne à cou noir
Spanish: Cisne Cuellinegro
Taxonomy: Anas Melanocoripha [sic] Molina, 1782, Chile.
Believed to form a complex of species with C. olor and C. atratus. Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Sthenelides. Monotypic.
Distribution: S South America from Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Is N to C Chile and Paraguay; in winter N to Paraná, SE Brazil.
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VideosSee all 30 videos
A chick calling on the water. Locality Predio Santa María, Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 October 2003 9 years ago 13 sec 4.8
A bird feeding in the water Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Anna Motis 28 August 2004 7 years ago 42 sec 4.5
Two birds feeding on aquatic vegetation. Locality Predio Santa María, Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 October 2003 9 years ago 26 sec 4.4
A pair foraging, then fed grain; some calls Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 15 June 2008 4 years ago 32 sec 4.2
A chick swimming and feeding. Locality Predio Santa María, Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 October 2003 9 years ago 23 sec 4.2
A group swimming, with others joining them from the sky Locality Lagunas Encadenadas, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 October 2003 9 years ago 27 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Black-necked Swan with a chick on the back
Locality Tierra del Fuego National Park, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Leandro Herrainz 1 year ago 4.6
adult with a juvenil
Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 7 August 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Una pareja de cisnes de cuello negro realizan un saludo ritual, entre otros ejemplares.
Locality Puerto Natales, Brunswick Peninsula, Magallanes Region, Chile
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 1 year ago 4.3
This exemplar was alone, but is common to see in groups.
Rafael Zamora Padrón 7 August 2009 4 years ago 4.2
Escaped adult bird feeding
Locality Krassekeet, Texel, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Peter Vercruijsse 19 November 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Close up of a bird that has just finished preening and has its eyes closed
Locality London Wetland Centre, London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 4 years ago 4