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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
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Socó-boi
Family: Ardeidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
07/08/2007; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Rufescent Tiger-Heron is not uncommon, but shy. When a human approaches, he is often the first bird to fly away. See figure below for details of head and neck plumage.

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Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
07/08/2007; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Detailed view of head and neck (figure 1 enlarged).

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