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Itacare, Brazil (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Itacare, Brazil

Map of Itacare, Brazil

Masked Water-Tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta) Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris) Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua) Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon) Crane Hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens)

Beach resort on the Atlantic coast of Brazil.



7/21/2011: Part two of the Brazil trip was a trip to the beach near Salvador. We drove for nearly six hours in the rental car to reach Itacare. We spent three nights in the area hiking, kayaking, and eating.

The area around Itacare was mostly second growth forest interspersed with villages and beaches. A wide-mouthed river formed the northern border of the town, and the area along the river was home to some mangroves.

Despite the forest all around town, there was not a lot of wildlife in the area. The highlight of my trip to Itacare was when I slipped on a muddy path. Trying to break my fall, I ended up scraping my arm against a tree. A one inch stick from the tree found its way into my arm, and I had to go to the hospital to have it removed.

Previous Visit (Pantanal: 7/15/2011)
Next Visit (Praia do Forte: 7/25/2011)

Species Recorded (36)

Birds ( 35 )

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Rufescent Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma lineatum

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Crane Hawk - Geranospiza caerulescens

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird - Eupetomena macroura
Rufous-breasted Hermit - Glaucis hirsutus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
American Pygmy Kingfisher - Chloroceryle aenea
Amazon Kingfisher - Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Straight-billed Woodcreeper - Dendroplex picus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper - Glyphorynchus spirurus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Masked Water-Tyrant - Fluvicola nengeta
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Swainson's Flycatcher - Myiarchus swainsoni
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Common Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum cinereum
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
White-winged Swallow - Tachycineta albiventer

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Pale-breasted Thrush - Turdus leucomelas
Rufous-bellied Thrush - Turdus rufiventris

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Violaceous Euphonia - Euphonia violacea
Green-headed Tanager - Tangara seledon
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum
Sayaca Tanager - Thraupis sayaca

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-rumped Cacique - Cacicus cela
Red-rumped Cacique - Cacicus haemorrhous

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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