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in Itapajé, Ceará,
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
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jaçanã
Family: Jacanidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
06/04/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Wattled Jacana often walks on floating vegetation, like here. The water in this spot is about 20-30 cm deep.

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Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
12/10/2005; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. J. jacana has feet with enormous toes. These toes may not be very pratical for walking on solid ground, but they enable the bird to walk on floating vegetation.

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Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
06/04/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 3. The Wattled Jacana can often be seen with elevated wings, like the bird on the photo. Note the spike on the wing.

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