Order: Anseriformess | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu, M de Dios
Age: Sub-adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tambopata, SE Peru
Age: Adult & Chicks | Sex: Female & Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Venezuela
Status: The Orinoco Goose was apparently more widely distributed in the past. It is now uncommon during the dry season along the Madre de Dios River and tributaries, where it is known to breed. It disappears during the high water or rainy season in Southeast Peru.
Name in Spanish: Ganso del Orinoco.
Sub-species: Orinoco Goose (Oressochen jubata) (Spix, 1825).
Meaning of Name: Oressochen: Gr. Oressi= mountain and khēn, khēnos= goose. jubata: L. iuba, iubatus= crest, crested. A new crested goose.
Formerly known as Neochen jubata (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.