publication . Article . 2013

An inventory of wetland non-passerine birds along a southeastern Brazilian coastal area

D.C. Tavares; S. Siciliano;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2013 Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa (issn: 0974-7893, eissn: 0974-7907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Abstract
This paper presents the list of non-passerine birds of coastal environments of the Quissama municipality, northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil. The surveys were conducted monthly between June 2011 and May 2012. Additional ad libitum observations were made between February 2008 and July 2012. We recorded 76 waterbird species of 15 families, of which Scolopacidae was the most representative, with 15 species. The high Nearctic shorebird species richness observed in coastal lagoons in Quissama (17 species) is an evidence of the important role of the region as staging site for migratory birds at national level. Also, nine of the species recorded are thr...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, QH540-549.5, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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