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PANTANAL & INTERIOR BRAZIL

Tuesday 2nd October - Monday 22nd October 2018

EDUARDO PATRIAL

The stunning Blue Finch (Eduardo Patrial)

The stunning Blue Finch (Eduardo Patrial)

This tour is always a classic and one of nicest tours in the huge Brazil. Three major biomes (Cerrado, Pantanal and Amazon) certainly guarantee lots of good birds and some spectacular mammals, besides the fantastic and scenic places, great food and friendly people, all part of this trip. And this year the Pantanal and Interior Brazil tour with a massive list of 621 species recorded, plus 27 mammals. So many good moments in field easily bring back memories from the spectacular hills from Minas Gerais and their endemics, rare and peculiar fauna; the mighty Pantanal and its abundant life, and the Mother of all Tropical forests, the great Amazon. From all wonders on this tour, best remembrances surely go to the pair of the very rare Brazilian Merganser seen in the last minute (even not seen by everyone); Grey, Undulated and Tataupa Tinamous, Chestnut-bellied Guan, Red-throated and Blue-throated Piping Guans, Bare-faced and Razor-billed Curassows, Jabiru, Agami and Zigzag Herons, Black-collared, White-browed and Tiny Hawks, Mississippi Kite, Red-legged Seriema, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Long-tailed Ground Dove, Pavonine Cuckoo, Tawny-bellied Screech Owl, Black-banded, Crested and Great Horned Owls, Great Potoo, Spot-tailed and Blackish Nightjars, Cinnamon-throated and Tapajos Hermits, the cracking Hyacinth Visorbearer, Horned Sungem, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Grey-breasted Sabrewing [calcirupicola], Crimson Topaz, Pavonine Quetzal, Green-and-rufous and American Pygmy Kingfishers, Blue-necked, Bronzy, Great and Brown Jacamars, Spotted, Collared, Eastern Striolated, Caatinga, White-eared and Brown-banded Puffbirds, Black-girdled Barbet, Curl-crested, Lettered, Chestnut-eared and Red-necked Aracaris, Checkered, White, White-fronted, Golden-green, Pale-crested, Ringed, Scaly-breasted, Red-necked and Robust Woodpeckers, Cryptic Forest Falcon, Hyacinth, Red-and-green, Scarlet, Blue-and-yellow, Red-shouldered, Red-bellied and Blue-winged Macaws, Golden-capped, Nanday, Santarem and Crimson-bellied Parakeets, Red-fan and Yellow-faced Parrots, Chotoy and Cinereous-breasted Spinetails, the localized Cipo Canastero and Long-tailed Cinclodes, Bamboo and Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaners, Great Rufous, Uniform and Layard’s Woodcreepers, Red-billed and Curve-billed (Tapajos) Scythebills, Glossy, Silverycheeked, Nattere’s Slaty, Planalto Slaty and Rufous-winged Antshrikes, Black-bellied, Rusty-backed, Largebilled, Black-capped, Pygmy, Amazonian Streaked and White-eyed Antwrens, Mato Grosso, Silvered, Blackthroated, Striated, Yellow-browed, Spix’s Warbling, Rufous-faced, Xingu Scale-backed and Bare-eyed Antbirds, Alta Floresta Antpitta, Rufous Gnateater, Rock and Brasilia Tapaculos, Collared Crescentchest, Grey-backed Tachuri, Sharp-tailed Grass and Cock-tailed Tyrants, the new Doradito in the Pantanal, Stripe-necked and White-bellied Tody-Tyrants, White-eyed Attila, Chapada Flycatcher, Helmeted, Pin-tailed, Bandtailed, Fiery-capped, Flame-crested, Snow-capped, White-crowned and Black Manakins, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Spangled Cotinga, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Amazonian Royal Flycatcher, Curl-crested Jay, Green-backed Becard, Ochre-breasted Pipit, Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Coal-crested, Blue, Serra and Lesser Grass Finches, Long-tailed Reed Finch, Cinereous Warbling Finch, Cinnamon, White-rumped, Shrike-like, Blue-necked, Masked, Opal-rumped and Green-and-gold Tanagers and Red-billed Pied Tanager. Some incredible mammals too: Giant Anteater, Spix’s Red-handed Howler, White-cheeked/whiskered Spider Monkey, Jaguar, Maned Wolf, Giant Otter, Marsh Deer and Pampas Deer.

Jaguar - no visit to the Pantanal is complete without one (or more) of these! (Eduardo Patrial)

Jaguar - no visit to the Pantanal is complete without one (or more) of these! (Eduardo Patrial)