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Mammals

The avifauna is listed in
Birds of NE Brazil.
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Threatened species
Many species of NE Brazil are threatened by extinction. Our reserve helps to protect some of them:
Birds of NE Brazil
in Caatinga, Cerrado,
and other habitats
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Saracura
Family: Rallidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
10/10/2005; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Gray-necked Wood-Rail is a rather common bird in Ceará, and it seems to thrive around the numerous reservoirs in farming areas. During the rainy period, one hardly ever sees it, but in the dry period, these Wood-Rails often forage around the reservoirs, and for this, have to come out of their cover when the reservoirs become smaller during the drought. Then, the birds can be observed in broad daylight, sometimes for extended periods.

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Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
30/10/2005; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Gray-necked Wood-Rails are nervous and easily alarmed. In response to a perceived threat, they run for cover, like the bird photographed here; they hide in nearby vegetation.

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Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
30/10/2005; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 3. This bird wanted to hide where I was hidden myself. It came very close for a moment, enough time for this photo.

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