Saturday, 24 October 2009

Destinations: Tres Picos State Park - Brazil

The Atlantic Rain Forest (Mata Altantica) in SE Brazil is an area of very high bio-diversity. At the heart of the region is the 46,000 hectare Tres Picos State Park which lies around 2 hours north of Rio de Janeiro by road. Tres Picos is particularly rich in birds with over 100 endemic species amongst its 450 species. Endemics in and around the Park include Solitary Tinamou, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Saffron Toucanet, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, White-throated Woodcreeper, Spot-backed Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Scaled Antbird, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Brazilian Tanager, Three-toed Jacamar, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Saw-billed Hermit, Sombre Hummingbird, Black Jacobin, Violet-capped Woodnymph and Brazilian Ruby. Of course there are many other great birds, and other wildlife, too!

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