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
Southern Pochard
Netta erythrophthalma
Family: Anatidae

Local subspecies: Netta e. erythrophthalma, distributed in eastern Brazil, and several neighbouring countries. There is also an african race, namely N. e. brunnea.

References: Blake 1977

Synonyms: Anas erythrophthalmaWIED 1832;   

Southern Pochard (Netta erythrophthalma)
16/09/2009; Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. In flight, the Southern Pochard can be identified by the white wing band, which is visible even from a great distance.

I saw Netta erythrophthalma in a lake with lots of vegetation, not far from Mãe-da-lua reserve.

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