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
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Family: Vireonidae
RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
18/02/2009; Mãe-da-lua private reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. Hellmayr 1929 considered the northeastern form of this species a separate taxon Vireosylva chivi agilis, but later merged it into Vireo virescens chivi, with a much broader distribution (Hellmayr 1935). This latter species is now included in V. olivaceus, which comprises also birds breeding in North America. See Ridgely and Tudor 1989.

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Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
12/01/2008, Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. © H. Redies

Figure 2. The simple, 2-note song of the Red-eyed Vireo.

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