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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.
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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
Least Grebe
Tachybaptus dominicus
Mergulhão-pequeno
Family: Podicipedidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
31/05/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Least Grebe is one of the most common waterbirds in the region; during the rainy season, breeding pairs can be seen in many ponds, lakes and water reservoirs.

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Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
31/05/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Details of individual shown above.

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Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
18/05/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 3. The nest of the Least Grebe is a floating platform. The water level in the lakes and reservoirs raises with the rains, and a nest in the water which does not float well, or which is anchored too rigidly to surrounding vegetation, would soon be submersed and lost.

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