Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata


Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Near Threatened A2cd+3cd+4cd
2012 Near Threatened A2cd+3cd+4cd
2011 Near Threatened A2c,d; A3c,d; A4c,d
2008 Near Threatened A2c,d; A3c,d; A4c,d
2006 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Land-mass type - continent
Average mass -

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,490,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 10000-25000 poor estimated 2007
Population trend Decreasing poor suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 1-19 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 1-19 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population has been estimated to number 10,000-25,000 mature individuals based on the result of discussions on BirdLife's Globally Threatened Birds Forum.

Trend justification: The species is suspected to be declining at a slow to moderate rate, owing primarily to hunting pressure and probably the conversion of suitable habitat for agriculture in parts of its range (C. Sharpe in litt. 2010).

Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina V Extant
Barbados V Extant Yes
Bolivia N Extant Yes
Brazil N Extant Yes
Colombia N Extant Yes
Ecuador N Extant Yes
Guyana N Extant Yes
Jamaica V Extant Yes
Paraguay V Extant
Peru N Extant Yes
Suriname V Extant
Venezuela N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Bolivia Bajo Río Beni, Región Tacana
Bolivia Loreto
Bolivia Reserva de Inmovilización Iténez
Bolivia Reserva Nacional Amazónica Manuripi Heath
Ecuador Territorio Achuar
Peru Lago Lagunillas
Peru Manu
Peru Bahuaja-Sonene
Peru Río Orosa
Venezuela Parque Nacional Aguaro-Guariquito
Venezuela Reserva de Fauna Silvestre Esteros de Camaguán
Venezuela Reserva Privada Hato El Cedral
Venezuela Reserva Privada Hato El Frío
Venezuela Reserva Privada Hato Piñero
Venezuela Reserva Privada Hato Masaguaral
Venezuela Reserva Forestal Imataca
Venezuela Parque Nacional Santos Luzardo
Peru Los Amigos
Brazil Mamirauá
Brazil Vale do Guaporé
Brazil Ji-Paraná / Roosevelt
Brazil Campinas e Várzeas do Rio Branco
Brazil Parque Estadual do Cantão
Colombia Humedal La Lipa
Argentina Bañados del Quirquincho
Bolivia Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve
Bolivia Oeste de Río Mamoré
Bolivia Este de Río Mamoré
Bolivia Lagunas Rogaguado y Ginebra
Brazil Interflúvio dos Rios das Mortes e Araguaia
Peru Tambopata
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural El Tuparro
Colombia Bojonawi
Colombia Reservas de la vereda Altagracia
Colombia El Encanto de Guanapalo
Colombia Chaviripa-El Rubí
Colombia La Aurora
Colombia Taparas
Colombia Hato El Sinai
Colombia Reserva Natural Puerto Rico & La Polonia
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Savanna Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude 0 - 2600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Species mortality

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Neochen jubata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.