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BRAZIL'S EASTERN AMAZONIA

Tuesday 8th August - Saturday 26th August 2017

Eduardo Patrial

The rarely seen Black-chested Tyrant (Eduardo Patrial)

The rarely seen Black-chested Tyrant (Eduardo Patrial)

This second edition of Brazil’s Eastern Amazonia was absolutely a phenomenal trip with over five hundred species recorded (514). Some adjustments happily facilitated the logistics (internal flights) a bit and we also could explore some areas around Belem this time, providing some extra good birds to our list. Our time at Amazonia National Park was good and we managed to get most of the important targets, despite the quite low bird activity noticed along the trails when we were there. Carajas National Forest on the other hand was very busy and produced an overwhelming cast of fine birds (and a Giant Armadillo!). Caxias in the end came again as good as it gets, and this time with the novelty of visiting a new site, Campo Maior, a place that reminds the lowlands from Pantanal. On this amazing tour we had the chance to enjoy the special avifauna from two important interfluvium in the Brazilian Amazon, the Madeira – Tapajos and Xingu – Tocantins; and also the specialties from a poorly covered corner in the Northeast region at Maranhão and Piauí states. Check out below the highlights from this successful adventure: Horned Screamer, Masked Duck, Chestnut-headed and Buff-browed Chachalacas, White-crested Guan, Bare-faced Curassow, King Vulture, Black-and-white and Ornate Hawk-Eagles, White and White-browed Hawks, Rufous-sided and Russet-crowned Crakes, Dark-winged Trumpeter (ssp. dextralis), Long-tailed Ground Dove, Hoatzin, Pavonine Cuckoo, Silky-tailed and Blackish Nightjars, Streak-throated, Long-tailed and Cinnamon-throated (Maranhao) Hermits, Crimson Topaz, Racket-tailed Coquette, Rufous-throated Sapphire, Blue-necked, Green-tailed, Paradise and Great Jacamars, Pied, Spotted, Collared, Eastern Striolated, Caatinga and Rufous-necked Puffbirds, Rusty-breasted and Rufous-capped Nunlets, the localized Brown-chested Barbet, Lettered, Red-necked and Black-necked Aracaris, Gould’s Toucanet, Bar-breasted and Spotted Piculets, White-throated, Yellow-throated, Golden-green, Waved, Chestnut, Ochre-backed, Cream-colored, Red-necked, Crimson-crested and Kaempfer’s Woodpeckers, Black and Red-throated Caracaras, Cryptic Forest Falcon, White-winged, Golden-winged and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets, the endemic Vulturine Parrot, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Southern Mealy Amazons, Red-fan Parrot, Peach-fronted, Santarem and endemics Pearly and Jandaya Parakeets, Hyacinth, Scarlet, Red-and-green and Chestnut-fronted Macaws, the uncommon endemic Golden Parakeet, Ruddy, Chestnut-throated, Ochre-cheeked, Chotoy, Rusty-backed and Speckled Spinetails, Chestnut-crowned and the endemic Para Foliage-gleaners, Slender-billed Xenops, Long-billed, Cinnamon-throated, endemic Brigida’s, Strong-billed (ssp. carajaensis), rare endemic Moustached, Amazonian Barred (both subspecies concolor and retentus), endemic Hoffmann’s, Black-banded, Planalto, Elegant, endemic Spix’s, Buff-throated, Narrow-billed, Rondonia and endemic Layard’s Woodcreepers, Curve-billed and Red-billed Scythebills, endemic Glossy, Natterer’s Slaty, Planalto Slaty, Amazonian, Saturnine and Spot-winged Antshrikes, White-eyed, Ornate, Plain-throated, Amazonian Streaked, Long-winged, Ihering’s and Grey Antwrens, the uncommon Banded Antbird, Black-capped, rare endemic Pectoral, Rufous-winged, Dot-winged, Southern White-fringed and Rusty-backed Antwrens, Blackish and Manu Antbirds, endemics Spix’s Warbling and Rufous-faced Antbirds, the rare Wing-banded Antbird, the localized Harlequin Antbird, spot-backed and Xingu Scale-backed Antbirds, Black-spotted Bare-eye, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Variegated, Snethlage’s and Amazonian Antpittas, Chestnut-belted, endemics Black-bellied and Hooded Gnateaters, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Wing-barred Piprites, Amazonian and Southern Scrub Flycatchers, Snethlage’s Tody-Tyrant, the new species ‘Maranhao-Piauí’ Pygmy Tyrant, the rare Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher and Black-chested Tyrant, Zimmer’s Flatbill (ssp. sucunduri, proposed as new species), White-crested Spadebill, Blackish Pewee, Dusky-chested Flycatcher, Rufous and endemic Ash-throated Casiornis, Purple-breasted, Spangled and endemic White-tailed Cotingas, White and Bearded Bellbirds, Guianan Red Cotinga, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Fiery-capped, Snow-capped, endemic Opal-crowned, Band-tailed and Red-headed Manakins, Sharpbill, White-browed Purpletuft, Pink-throated Becard, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, endemic White-napped Jay, White-banded and Black-collared Swallows, Coraya Wren, Eastern Slaty Thrush, Golden-sided Euphonia, Olive and Green Oropendolas, Screaming Cowbird, Campo Troupial, Pale Baywing, Red-cowled Cardinal, endemic Para Gnatcatcher, Black-faced, Red-billed Pied, Fulvous-crested, White-rumped, White-winged Shrike, Turquoise, Spotted, Bay-headed, Masked and Red (Lowland Hepatic) Tanagers, Coal-crested Finch, Grey Pileated Finch, Wing-barred, endemic White-throated and uncommon Blackish-blue Seedeaters, Rose-breasted Chat, Sooty Grassquit and Yellow-shouldered Grosbeaks.

The amazing White Bellbird (Eduardo Patrial)

The amazing White Bellbird (Eduardo Patrial)