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
Greenish Elaenia
Myiopagis viridicata
Family: Tyrannidae
Subfamily: Elaeniinae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Greenish Elaenia (Myiopagis viridicata)
31/12/2007; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. One clue for identification of the Greenish Elaenia are the whitish edgings of the outer vanes of the secondaries, and the pale/whitish appearance of the innermost pair of secondaries. This latter characteristic is not very prominent on the photo, but I have repeatedly seen individuals where the whitish innermost secondaries were really striking (similar to Hemitriccus mirandae, for example).

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