Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba

Is that a swan or a penguin? These birds walk awkwardly when out of the water because their legs are so short!

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ORIGIN:
Central and southern South America

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HABITAT:
Swamps and lagoons

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
7-12 lbs
Length: 3-4 ft

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DIET:
Plant matter, small fish and invertebrates

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Travel in large flocks

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REPRODUCTION:
35-day incubation; sexually mature at 3-5 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 35 yrs in human care

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