Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) - HBW 1, p. 589

French: Ouette d'Orénoque German: Orinokogans Spanish: Ganso del Orinoco

Taxonomy: Anser jubatus Spix, 1825, Ad ripam fl. Solimoëns in insula Praya das Onças.
A distinctive species which has been proposed as a possible link between the typical shelducks (Tadorna) and sheldgeese (Chloephaga). Monotypic.

Distribution: Widespread, though spottily distributed, in N South America E of Andes, from E Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas, southwards through Amazonian Brazil, extreme E Peru, E and S Bolivia and Paraguay to extreme N Argentina (Salta Province).