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A collection of birds from Presidente Kennedy and adjacent areas, Tocantins: a further contribution to knowledge of Amazonian avifauna between the Araguaia and Tocantins Rivers

Guilherme R. R. Brito, Guy M. Kirwan, Claydson P. Assis, Daniel H. Firme, Daniel M. Figueira, Nelson Buainain, Marcos A. Raposo


We report on a collection of birds made at a study site in Presidente Kennedy, midway between the Araguaia and Tocantins Rivers, in north-central Tocantins state, Brazil. Interesting records are presented for 22 species, most of them principally Amazonian taxa with comparatively few previous records for the state of Tocantins, and generally amplifying their local ranges either further south, from the north of the state, or further east, from the banks of the Araguaia River. Among them, we report the first specimen records for Tocantins of hybrids/intermediaries Pyrrhura parakeets of the “P. perlata-coerulescens” complex (which was common at our study site), Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri, Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus, Rufous-tailed Flatbill Ramphotrigon ruficauda and Sooty Grassquit Tiaris fuliginosus. Our surveys emphasize once more the unusually high component of Amazonian species within the scattered taller forests of this region of predominantly Cerrado physiognomies. 

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