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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
Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Chopim, Gaudério
Family: Icteridae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
12/01/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. Male Molothrus bonariensis.

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Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
31/01/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Female Molothrus bonariensis.

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Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
17/01/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 3. I conclude from the plumage that this bird is an imature Shiny Cowbird. It was part of a small group of Shiny Cowbirds, and not in company of "foster"-parents of another species.

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