Orinoco Goose Oressochen jubatus
Version: 1.0 — Published March 8, 2013
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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This section adapted from Restall et al. (2006):
Orinoco Goose vocalizes frequently, including when in flight, as contact calls between mates and between adults and juveniles, and in territorial displays.
Male's calls include a high whistle and guttural honks in the breeding season while female utters a loud cackle. The male gives a shrill-whistled zree and series of hollow reedy whistles. Females utter a low guttural honking gu'rump, gur'rump, gur'rump (Hilty 2003). Both sexes utter a distinctive nasal honking, unnhh? (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b).
Juveniles make soft chicken-like peeps.