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The conservation of the avifauna in a lowland Atlantic forest in south-east Brazil

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2010

Alexandre Aleixo
Affiliation:
Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6109, 13081-970 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, 119 Foster Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216, USA
Mauro Galetti
Affiliation:
Wildlife Research Group, Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3DY, UK and Departamonto de Botanica, UNESP, C.P. 199, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil
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The avifauna of a pristine lowland Atlantic forest in south-east Brazil was studied over 2 years. A total of 234 species was recorded, of which 190 species (81.54%) occured in forested habitats. Thirty one species are listed as threatened or near-threatened and information on habitat and abundance is described for each species. The Parque Estadual Intervales holds one of the last pristine lowland Atlantic forests and it is one of the few reserves that encompasses a large altitudinal gradient. In the past few years the protection of the reserve has been threatened by palm harvesting, hunting, dams and mining.

A avifauna de uma regiao de Mata Atlântica de baixada no sudeste do estado de São Paulo foi estudada por um periodo continuo de 2 anos. Foram observados um total de 234 espécies de aves sendo que 190 espécies (81,54%) ocorreram predominantemente em ambientes florestais primários e perrubados. Trinta e uma espécies São consideradas ameaçadas ou vulneráveis e informações sobre hábitat e abundância são fornecidas. Nos últimos anos a proteção da reserva está ameaçada pelo corte do palmito, caça, construções de hidroéletricas e mineração.

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Copyright © Birdlife International 1997

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