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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
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Irerê
Family: Anatidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
16/03/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. During the rainy season, Whistling Ducks are breeding in the interior of Ceará, around lakes and reservoirs. At the lake of Fazenda Canaã, where hunting was forbidden, I have often seen flocks of 20-30 individuals. But in most areas, hunters shoot down whatever they can, and Whistling Ducks are becoming a rare sight.

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White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
08/03/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2.

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