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Coscoroba coscoroba (Coscoroba Swan)

Wikipedia Abstract

The coscoroba swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) is a species of waterfowl endemic to southern South America. It is the smallest of the birds called "swans", but still a large species of waterfowl. It belongs to the subfamily Anserinae in the family of ducks, swans, and geese, Anatidae. It is placed in the monotypic genus Coscoroba.
View Wikipedia Record: Coscoroba coscoroba

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.0071
EDGE Score: 2.4855


Adult Weight [1]  9.26 lbs (4.20 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  185 grams
Female Weight [1]  8.38 lbs (3.80 kg)
Male Weight [1]  10.14 lbs (4.60 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  21.1 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Diet - Plants [3]  40 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  5
Incubation [1]  35 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Defensores del Chaco National Park II 1792493 Paraguay  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Parque Atlantico Mar Chiquita Nature Reserve VI 706059 Cordoba, Argentina  
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Reserva Natural Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve Ia   Buenos Aires, Argentina  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  
Santuario de la Naturaleza Pumalín Sanctuary 713364 Chile
Tinfunqué National Park 607935 Paraguay  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bañados del Río Saladillo Argentina A1, A4i
Banhado do Taim Brazil A1, A3, A4i, A4iii  
Castillos Lagoon Uruguay A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Laguna Melincué Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunas del suroeste y relictos del Caldenal Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunas Saladas: Riacho Yacaré Paraguay A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Parque Nacional Tinfunqué: Estero Patiño Paraguay A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Reserva de Biosfera Albufera de Mar Chiquita Argentina A1, A4i, A4iii
Reserva de Uso Múltiple Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna Mar Chiquita Argentina A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Rocha Lagoon Uruguay A1, A2, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No


Parasitized by 
Cloacotaenia megalops[5]
Hymenolepis orthacantha <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Audubon Zoo
Birdland Park & Gardens
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Brevard Zoo
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
City of Belfast Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark Wissel
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Flamingo Land LTD
Fota Wildlife Park
Gladys Porter Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
London Wetland Centre (W&WT)
Louisville Zoological Garden
Maktoum Wildlife Centre
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miami Metrozoo
Mitchell Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
Parco Natura Viva
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Phoenix Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Sea World Orlando
Sedgwick County Zoo
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Taipei Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tilgate Nature Centre
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife World Zoo
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal

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Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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