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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata)


The Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) is a member of the duckgoose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamilyTadorninae, and is the only living member of the genus Neochen. Two fossil relatives have been described from Late Pleistocene sites:Neochen pugil and Neochen debilis of Brazil and Argentina, respectively.
Orinoco Geese are 61 to 76 cm (24 to 30 in) long and are resident breeders in the forests of tropical South America. Its preference is forest lakes or marshes with access to open woodland or savanna.
It has a pale head and neck, chestnut flanks and mantle and blackish wings with a white speculum. The legs are red and the bill is black and pinkish. The sexes of this striking species are identical in plumage, though the males are larger; juveniles are duller than adults.
This is a largely terrestrial species, which will also perch readily on trees. It rarely swims or flies unless hard pressed. In flight it looks heavy, more like a goose than a duck, hence the English name.
The Orinoco Goose is a very territorial species in the breeding season, and usually nests in hollow trees, only occasionally on the ground. The male has a high pitched whistling call, and the female cackles like the related Egyptian Goose.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)





30 comments:

  1. Un ave bonita, bien proporcionada y muy bien fotografíada. Me gusta ese primer plano de la cabeza. Un abrazo,

    A beautiful bird, well proportioned and beautifully photographed. I like the close up of the head. A hug,

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  2. Hi Bob....What a interesting post about the Orinoco Goose !! Your photos are just fabulous especially the last one is wonderful!!
    Grace
    I did like this music, but if I had a dog it probably would be howling like a fool!
    Hee-Hee ; )!!

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  3. Hi Bob such a lovely looking bird and wonderful close ups you got of them. Margaret

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  4. A smart bird Bob, never heard of one.

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  5. wat een prachtig verenkleed heeft hij Bob.

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  6. just a beautiful goose! love the colors and sweet little bill!

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  7. A new for me, it is a beautiful goose! Great shots, Bob!

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  8. Great photos Bob, they would look good on Cannop


    peter

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    1. Yes, Cannop Pond would look really nice, ha ha ha.

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  9. Bob, I've never seen one of these before. Thanks for the insight! Great shots!

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  10. Wat een pracht foto met een vogel vol kleurenpracht lieve groetjes Danielle

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  11. Wow Bob!!!
    Such a lovely goose!!!Exellent shots and very sharp!!!Great work!!!
    I like the colours of the feathers!!
    Thank you!!!!
    Dimi...

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  12. Lieber Bob, wieder ganz wunderbare Fotos.
    Du bist einfach ein Meister deines Fachs.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht
    Irmi

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  13. Great Bob,
    what a beautiful pictures of this Egyptian Goose. Pretty sharp, brilliant colors and lots of information. Also a great beautiful kopfoto.

    Greetings, Helma

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  14. Bin sprachlos ueber deine tollen fotos, super!

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  15. I love this series, Bob. A beautiful goose that I have never seen before. I know the Egyptian goose but this one was unknown. Greetings, Joke

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  16. Na ostatnim zdjęciu schował swój śliczny dziób . Pozdrawiam.
    The last photo put your cute bow :(. Yours.

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  17. Wow, what a splendid looking bird Bob, Great capture. Glad to see that we got some beautiful wildlife here in the UK

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  18. beautiful geese Bob; spectacular photos. Re the video; I've never seen an electric bagpipe setup before; how amazing too.

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  19. Fabulosas as tuas fotos , Bob!
    As cores e a nitidez das penas são uma maravilha.

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  20. I love the small beak Bob!

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  21. This beautiful Goose, I've never seen that before.
    Very well photographed, Bob

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    1. It comes from Colombia,Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname,Brazil,Peru and Bolivia. It is an IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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  22. Beautiful photos Bob, great series.

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  23. LOVELY...

    BOB, I Was curious to know where the forest of Dean" was - I Goggled it on Google maps...and there it was...so beautiful...so many trees (you do know I love trees, and grass, and flowers...9
    Stunning, Bob!

    Xoxo BShell

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