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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.
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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
Amazon Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona
Martim-pescador-verde
Family: Alcedinidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
14/09/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. This is a female. The male has a rufous breast, and looks similar to the male Chloroceryle americana. The two species can best be differentiated by their size: C. americana 19 cm, C. amazona 28 cm (Hilty 2003).

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