Orinoco Goose

Neochen jubata

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About the Orinoco Goose


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Class: Aves
Order: Anatidae
Genus: Neochen
Species: jubata

The Orinoco goose is named for one of the longest rivers in its South American habitat. This duck-sized goose can often be found perching in small trees, rather than swimming or flying like most geese. Males and females have identical plumage: a mottled, pale breast, neck, and head; blackish-green wings and tail; and a white rump. They do have different communication styles, however: the male goose’s call is a high-pitched whistling, while the female goose cackles.