Bird of the Month July: Orinoco Goose


Orinoco Goose

Scientific name: Oressachen jubatus

Spanish name: Ganso del Orinoco

Status: Near Threatened (IUCN red list of endangered species)

Habitat and behaviour:

Rare to locally fairly common on banks and sanbars of forested rivers,on lakes, in seasonally flooded savannas, such as Barba Azul Nature Reserve. Seasonally migrates from Amazonian breeding grounds to foothill lakes in the south. The Llanos de Moxos in Bolivia is the most important non-breeding ground of this species.

The Orinocco Goose population is globally decreasing due to hunting pressure and habitat loss.


Please help us to save the birds of Bolivia, and their habitats.


We thank our international partners and individual donors for supporting the Blue-throated Macaw program and Barba Azul Nature Reserve – we cannot save the species or empower our people without your generous support.

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