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 Dacnis
Dacnis cayana
Family: Thraupidae

Local subspecies: Dacnis cayana paraguayensis, distributed in eastern and southern Brazil and neighbouring countries.

References: Hellmayr 1929, p. 267, Hellmayr 1935, p. 270-271

Synonyms: Motacilla cayanaLINNAEUS 1766;  Dacnis cayana paraguayensisCHUBB 1910

Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
12/01/2010; Serra de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. Male bird, attracted by playback in a garden in Guaramiranga. Dacnis cayana is rather common in gardens and semi-open areas in Serra de Baturité. As far as I can tell, the species is absent from the dry Caatinga lowlands of Ceará.

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Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
12/01/2010; Serra de Baturité; 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Female, probably the mate of the individual shown above.

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