Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) - HBW 1, p. 579
French: Coscoroba blanc
Spanish: Cisne Coscoroba
Taxonomy: Anas Coscoroba Molina, 1782, Chile.
A distinctive species, to some extent intermediate between swans and geese, yet some authors consider it to be most closely related to whistling ducks (Dendrocygnini). Monotypic.
Distribution: S South America from Tierra del Fuego N to C Chile and N Argentina; winters N to SE Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird swimming, preening and feeding Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Anna Motis 28 August 2004 8 years ago 43 sec 4.7
A juvenile swimming and foraging; it then stands by its parents, preening Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain
Joe Angseesing 24 October 2008 5 years ago 45 sec 4.5
A pair on the water; the male flapping its wings. Locality Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2003 10 years ago 23 sec 4.5
A pair at the water´s edge. Locality Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego Province, Magallanes Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 October 2003 10 years ago 30 sec 4.4
A group of birds standing and preening Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Gus Yaki 29 January 2000 7 years ago 10 sec 4.3
A bird on the water. Locality Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 October 2003 10 years ago 23 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 32 photos
Individual in flight, about to come down on water.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 26 July 2010 11 weeks ago 4
A pair together with several other swans
Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
GunnarPettersson 10 November 2004 31 weeks ago 4
Two birds swimming.
Locality Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 21 July 2007 2 years ago 4
Near the face
Rafael Zamora Padrón 7 August 2009 5 years ago 4
An adult bird on a water.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 19 October 2007 1 year ago 3.8
Two birds in flight
Locality La Blanca Grande Lagoon, La Pampa Province, Argentina
Tomas Grim 2 January 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Honking while swimming Locality Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain
Joe Angseesing 6 November 2012 1 year ago 5
Birds singing on a lake Locality Taim Ecological Station, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Cláudio Dias Timm 25 July 2009 5 years ago 4.5