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Coscoroba Swan

Coscoroba coscoroba

Description:

The Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) is a species of waterfowl inhabiting southern South America. It is the smallest of the birds called "swans", but still a large species of waterfowl, averaging 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs), 1 m (3.3 ft) long and 1.57 m (5.2 ft) across the wings. It belongs to the subfamily Anserinae in the family of ducks, swans, and geese, Anatidae. It is placed in the monotypic genus Coscoroba.

Notes:

Photographed in the Bird Park of Walsrode, Germany.


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Bomlitz, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Lat: 52.88, Long: 9.60

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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