- Neochen jubata
61-66 cm (24-26 in)
- Pale head and neck
- Chestnut flanks and mantle
- Black wings
- White speculum
- Red legs
- Black and pink bill
Males are larger, otherwise sexes are identical.
Juveniles are duller than adults.
Forest lakes or marshes with access to open woodland or savanna.
There is very little information available about diet in wild populations, but it is presumed they eat green parts of various plants and sedges.
They nest in hollow trees, only occasionally on the ground.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Orinoco Goose. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Orinoco_Goose