Campo Troupial - Icterus jamacaii
List of Birds

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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.

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
Blue Ground-Dove
Claravis pretiosa
Family: Columbidae

This species is monotypic, with a range from central America to northern Argentina (Hellmayr 1929). RPPN Mãe-da-lua.

Synonyms: Peristera pretiosaFERRARI-PEREZ 1886.
Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa)
12/07/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Blue Ground-Dove comes to our Reserve only in the rainy season. A month or two after the rains cease, these doves migrate to other grounds.

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Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa)
19/07/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Female Blue Ground-Dove, probably molting. Characteristics of the female are the brownish-gray upperparts with rufous rump and tail, and the rufous wing-spots. The white stripe around the nape seems to be due to lost feathers.

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