A Look at the Birds of the Cerrado - Part 3

The last and third part of the exhibition that presents the families and the sounds of birds in the Cerrado. Immerse yourself flying around the world of the Cerrado’s birds!

By Museu do Cerrado

Jaçanã (Jacana jacana) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Jaçanã (Jacana jacana)
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Jacanida family

Wattled jacana (23 cm), Jacana jacana

Pernilongo-de-costas-brancas (Himantopus melanurus) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Pernilongo-de-Costas-Brancas (Himantopus melanurus)
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Family Recurvirostridae

White-backed stilt (38 cm), Himantopus melanurus

Quero-quero (Vanellus chilensis) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Quero-quero (Vanellus chilensis)
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Family Charadriidae

Southern lapwing (37 cm), Vanellus chilensis, in flight, with tiles decorated by the artist Athos Bulcão in the background at Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, in Brasilia.

Trinta-réis-grande (Phaetusa simplex) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Trinta-réis-grande (Phaetusa simplex)
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Family Sternidae

Phaetusa simplex (43 cm)

Talha-mar (Rynchops niger) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Talha-mar (Rynchops niger)
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Family Rynchopidae

African skimmer (50 cm), Rynchops niger, skimming along the surface with its flexible jaw open in search of fish and shrimp, at a speed of 23 mph.

Urubu-de-cabeça-preta (Coragyps atratus) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Urubu-de-cabeça-preta (Coragyps atratus)
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Catharti Family

American black vulture (56-74 cm), Coragyps atratus, an urban indicator species, avoids densely forested areas. It's the vulture most often seen in landfills 

Udu-de-coroa-azul (Momotus momota) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Udu-de-coroa-azul (Momotus momota)
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Family Momotidae

Amazonian motmot (44 cm), Momotus momota. This beautiful bird has a unique tail with two reed-shaped tips, which, when it senses it is being watched, it moves sideways.  

Martim-pescador-verde (Chloroceryle amazona) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Martim-pescador-verde (Chloceryle amazona)
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Family Alcedinidae

Amazon kingfisher, Chloroceryle amazona< nests in tunnels dug 1.60 m deep into riverbanks.

Ariramba-de-cauda-ruiva (Galbula ruficauda) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização da Ariramba-de-Cauda-Ruiva (Galbula ruficauda)
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Family Galbulidae

Rufous-tailed jacamar (22 cm),Galbula ruficauda, a voracious insect predator, catching pair of butterflies Teleus urbanus, in the middle of mating.

Urubuzinho (Chelidoptera tenebrosa) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Urubuzinho (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
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Family Bucconidae

 Swallow-winged puffbird (15 cm), Chelidoptera tenebrosa.

Tapaculo-de-colarinho (Melanopareia torquata) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Tapaculo-de-Colarinho (Melanopareia torquata
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Family Melanopareiidae

Collared crescent-chest (14 cm), Melanoparea torquata

Chupa-dente (Conopophaga lineata) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Chupa-Dente (Conopophaga lineata)
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Family Conopophagidae

Rufous gnateater (14 cm), Conopophaga lineata, its Portuguese name (chupa-dente) refers to the sound of someone sucking air through their upper teeth.

Bico-virado-carijó (Xenops rutilans) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Bico-Virado-Carijó (Xenops rutilans)
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Family Xenopidae

Streaked xenops (12 cm), Xenops rutilans, showing its peculiar upturned bill and jaw.

Patinho (Platyrinchus mystaceus) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Patinho (Platyrinchus mystaceus)
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Family Platyrinchidae

White-throated spadebill (10 cm),Platyrinchus mystaceus

Anambé-branco-de-rabo-preto (Tityra cayana) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Anambé-branco-de-rabo-preto (Tityra cayana)
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Family Tityridae

Black-billed tityra (20 cm), Tityra cayana

Uirapuru-laranja (Pipra fasciicauda) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Uirapuru-Laranja (Pipra fasciicauda)
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Family Tityridae

Band-tailed manakin (13 cm), Pipra fasciicauda. Males show off to females during the mating season by repeating a series of characteristic movements.

Soldadinho (Antilophia galeata) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Soldadinho (Antilophia galeata)
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Family Pipridae

Helmeted manakin (14 cm), Antilophia galeata, catching a spider. This beautiful and peculiar species lives in the riparian and gallery forests of Central Brazil.

Andarilho (Geositta poeciloptera) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Andarilho (Geositta poeciloptera)
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Campo miner

(11 cm), Geositta poeciloptera, at risk of extinction due to loss of its habitat in the cerrado of central southern Brazil.

Corruíra-do-campo (Cistothorus platensis) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Corruíra-do-Campo (Cistothorus platensis)
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Family Troglodytidae

Sedge wren (9.5 cm), Cistothorus platensis. Increasing soybean and maize monoculture is threatening the population of this delicate species, through the loss of its habitat in grassland areas.

Balança-rabo-de-máscara (Polioptila dumicola) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Balança-Rabo-de-Máscara (Polioptila dumicola)
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Family Polyoptillidae

Masked gnatcatcher (11.5 cm), Polioptila dumicola

Caminheiro-zumbidor (Anthus lutescens) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Caminheiro-zumbidor (Anthus lutescens)
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Family Motacillidae

Yellowish pipit (13 cm), Anthus lutescens, a species that prefers areas with short grasses, where it catches insects on the ground walking or in short jumps.

Tico-tico-de-bico-amarelo (Arremon flavirostris) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Tico-Tico-de-Bico-Amarelo (Arremon flavirostris)
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Family Passerellidae

Saffron-billed sparrow (16 cm), Arremon flavirostris

Azulão (Cyanoloxia brissonii) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Azulão (Cyanoloxia brissonii)
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Family Cardinalidae

Ultramarine grosbeak (17 cm), Cyanoloxia brissonii, the prey of unthinking bird catchers, it has become rare in the wild.

Canário-do-mato (Myiothlypis flaveola) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Canário-do-mato (Myiothlypis flaveola)
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Family Parulidae

Flavescent warbler (14 cm), Myiothlypis flaveola

Anambé-una (Querula purpurata) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Anambé-una (Querula purpurata)
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Family Cotingidae

Purple-throated fruitcrow (20-30 cm), Querula purpurata

Japacanim (Donacobius atricapilla) (2017) by Álvaro César de AraújoMuseu do Cerrado

Vocalização do Japacanim (Donacobius atricapilla)
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Family Donacobiidae

Black-capped donacobius (23 cm), Donacobius atricapilla, a palustrine bird, always occurs near marshes.

Credits: Story

Museu do Cerrado
Director General: Rosângela Azevedo Corrêa
Technical Director: Bruno Corrêa
Curator: Rosângela Azevedo Corrêa

Photography: Álvaro César de Araújo
Born in Brasilia (DF), with an Arts qualification. He is an amateur bird photographer, a hobby closely linked to drawing and painting birds, which is a skill he has developed since he was a child.

He is an amateur bird photographer, a hobby closely linked to drawing and painting birds, which is a skill he has developed since he was a child.


Photographs and sound recordings, displayed by bird family, made over a period of 8 years (2009 to 2017) during field visits to the Cerrado region, including 7 locations (Chapadão do Céu, Trindade, Alto Paraíso, Padre Bernardo, Simolândia, Formosa, and Goiânia) in the State of Goiás, 1 (Krahô Indigenous Territory) in the State of Tocantins, 4 (São Francisco, Abadia dos Dourados, Chapada Gaúcha, and Serra das Araras) in the State of Minas Gerais, 24 (including urban parks, the Brasilia National Park, Brasilia's Botanic Garden, and residential and rural areas) in the Federal District, and 1 (Riachão das Neves) in the western part of the State of Bahia.

See also: 
A look at the birds in the Cerrado savanna—Part 1
A look at the birds in the Cerrado savanna—Part 2

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