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Brasilia, Brazil (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Brasilia, Brazil

Map of Brasilia, Brazil

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus) Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)

A pretty boring city that happens to be the capital of Brasil. The city was planned from scratch, but I guess they forgot to put in the sidewalks and shops.



7/13/2011: I arrived in Brasilia at 2 in the morning for a long layover, but that did not work out so well, and I ended up waiting in the airport until the bus started running at 6:00AM. I was really amazed at how boring the city was without shops or any reason to spend any time there. There are rumors of a cool national park in Brasilia, but I never did find my way there, and anyway, I was stuck with my bags after TAM airlines would not allow me to have an early check-in. I ended up walking around in the city park which was not as bad as you would think.

Next Visit (Chapada dos Guimaraes: 7/14/2011)

Species Recorded (9)

Birds ( 9 )

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Buff-necked Ibis - Theristicus caudatus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet - Brotogeris chiriri

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird - Eupetomena macroura

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Rufous Hornero - Furnarius rufus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Chalk-browed Mockingbird - Mimus saturninus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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