Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Southern Peru
Age: Adult & Chicks | Sex: Female & Unknown | Loc. Southern Peru
Age: Adults | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Cusco, Peru
Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Piuray, Cusco
Status: The Andean Goose is common in the high Andes at elevations ranging from 3500 to 4500 m. Pairs or small flocks are frequently found in association with wetlands and wet grasslands.
Name in Spanish: Ganso Andino.
Sub-species: Andean Goose (Oressochen melanoptera), Eyton, 1838.
Meaning of Name: Oressochen: Gr. Oressi= mountain and khēn, khēnos= goose. melanoptera: L. melas, melanus= black, ptera, pteron= wing. A grass eater goose with black wings.
Formerly known as Chloephaga melanoptera (2018).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.