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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
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Bico-roxo
Family: Anatidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus)
20/04/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. This male, a second male and one or two females appeared on a reservoir in Mãe-da-lua reserve in the rainy season 2008, and stayed for a few weeks (or maybe longer, I did not follow up).
In appropriate light, the incredibly sky-blue bill of the male is very striking, even from a long distance. The male must hide well if he does not want to be noticed.

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Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus)
20/04/2008; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Female.

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