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Orinoco Goose Oressochen jubatus

Lisa Davenport, Whaldener Endo, and Ken Kriese
Version: 1.0 — Published March 8, 2013

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.

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Orinoco Goose can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Davenport, L., W. Endo, and K. Kriese (2013). Orinoco Goose (Oressochen jubatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.origoo1.01