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
Capped Seedeater
Sporophila bouvreuil
Family: Emberizidae

Local subspecies: Sporophila bouvreuil bouvreuil, distributed in E Brazil.

References: Hellmayr 1929, p. 297, Hellmayr 1938, p. 221, Clements 2007

Synonyms: Loxia bouvreuilMÜLLER 1776;   

Capped Seedeater (Sporophila bouvreuil)
05/02/2010; Tauá, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Capped Seedeater, in an open area in western Ceará, with a few scattered trees and bushes, high grass, and a reservoir. So far, I have seen this species only once in the last 8 years of birding. The grass habitat of the Capped Seedeater is not so common in Ceará, and the cage-bird trade has decimated the populations.

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