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Orinoco Goose

Oressochen jubatus

 

Madre de Dios river near Manu Wildlife Center, Madre de Dios region, Peru.

 

A distinctive species that is found very patchily in tropical lowland areas east of the Andes. It's a monotypic genus, perhaps most closely related to the sheldgeese or shelducks.

 

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Taken on October 4, 2013