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
Guira Cuckoo
Guira guira
Anu-branco, Piririguá
Family: Cuculidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
18/03/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. This Guira Cuckoo caught a scorpion, only a few feet away from my hide, which was positioned in a shallow lake. The bird was sitting on the half-submerged fence in front of the hide.

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Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
14/03/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Immature. The bill ist mostly dark.

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