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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
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Garça-vaqueira
Family: Ardeidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
15/03/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. In "Fazenda Canaã", Cattle Egrets were a frequent sight close to grazing cattle. The bird on the photo is in breeding plumage (buff on crown, breast and back), but the color of lores and bill is "non-breeding".

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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
18/03/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. The breeding Cattle Egret has a yellow and red bill, and purple lores; crown, breast and back are tinged buff.

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