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
Pearl Kite
Gampsonyx swainsonii
Family: Accipitridae

Local subspecies: Gampsonyx swainsonii swainsonii, distributed in Brazil from Amazon River south to Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso, and in neighbouring countries.

Synonyms: Gampsonyx swainsoniiVIGORS 1825;   

Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii)
12/08/2010; Floriano, Piauí, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. I encountered this hawk in an agricultural area with pasture and plantations, a few scattered trees, and remnants of secondary Cerrado. A few weeks later, I saw a pair in the same area, and I believe it was breeding there.

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