Brazil

Brazil is more than 3.28 million square miles in size.  It is diverse, troubled, a reservoir of the world’s species, the place where many go extinct every year.  I have been to Brazil only twice but they were wonderful experiences, full of fond memories.  I have spent time in the Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimarães, the Southern Amazon, and the Atlantic Rainforest.  There are long-form videos from each of these areas, they are included in the area narratives, see the main links below. Links to the individual bird species videos are provided below.  

Photographs from these trips can be found in the Birds of Brazil photo gallery.

There is also a long form-video of my son’s documentation of a Rufous-necked Puffbird at its nest, something that had not been previously documented.  It is provided directly below.


I have developed a page for each of the four regions of the country I have visited:


Links to video of individual species:  




Anhinga - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ani, Smooth-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal (additional material from Peru)

Ani, Smooth-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Antshrike, Chestnut-backed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Antshrike, Great - Recorded in the Pantanal

Aracari, Chestnut-eared - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Aracari, Red-necked - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Attila, Grey-hooded - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Bananaquit - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Barbet, Black-girdled - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Becard, Black-capped - Recorded in the Pantanal

Becard, Crested - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Becard, Green-backed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Bellbird, Bare-throated - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Blackbird, Chestnut-capped - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Blackbird, Chopi - Recorded in the Pantanal

Blackbird, Unicolored - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cacholote, Rufous - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cacique, Yellow-rumped - Recorded in the Pantanal

Caracara, Southern - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Cardinal, Red-crested - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cardinal, Yellow-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Chachalaca, Chaco - Recorded in the Pantanal

Chlorophonia, Blue-naped - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Cormorant, Neotropic - Recorded in the Pantanal 

Cotinga, Spangled - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Cotinga, Swallow-tailed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Cowbird, Bay-winged - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cowbird, Shiny - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cuckoo, Guira - Recorded in the Pantanal

Cuckoo, Squirrel - Recorded in the Pantanal & The Southern Amazon - additional material from Panama

Curassow, Razor-billed - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Dacnis, Blue - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Dacnis, Blue - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Donacobius, Black-capped - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Donacobius, Black-capped - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Donacobius, Black-capped - Recorded in the Pantanal

Dove, Eared - Recorded in the Pantanal

Dove, Grey-fronted - Recorded in the Pantanal

Dove, Scaly - Recorded in the Pantanal

Egret, Snowy - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Emerald, Glittering-bellied - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Euphonia, Purple-throated - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Euphonia, Violaceous - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Falcon, Bat - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Finch, Saffron - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Finch, Saffron - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flicker, Campos - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flycatcher, Boat-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flycatcher, Cliff - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Flycatcher, Dusky-chested - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Flycatcher, Fork-tailed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flycatcher, Fuscous - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Flycatcher, Piratic - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Flycatcher, Piratic - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Flycatcher, Rusty-margined - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Flycatcher, Rusty-margined - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flycatcher, Short-crested - Recorded in the Pantanal

Flycatcher, Social - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Flycatcher, Streaked - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Flycatcher, Vermillion - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Fruitcrow, Bare-necked - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Goldenthroat, White-tailed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Grassquit, Blue-black - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Gray-Tyrant, Shear-tailed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Ground-Dove, Long-tailed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ground-Dove, Picui - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ground-Dove, Ruddy - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Guan, Spix’s - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Hawk, Black-collared - Recorded in the Pantanal

Hawk, Great Black - Recorded in the Pantanal

Hawk, Roadside - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Hawk, Savannah - Recorded in the Pantanal

Hawk-Eagle, Black - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hermit, Reddish - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hermit, Rufous-breasted - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hermit, Saw-billed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Heron, Boat-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Heron, Capped - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Heron, Cocoi - Recorded in the Pantanal

Heron, Striated - Recorded in the Pantanal

Hornero, Rufous - Recorded in the Pantanal

Hornero, Wing-banded - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hummingbird, Sombre - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hummingbird, Swallow-tailed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Hummingbird, White-throated - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Ibis, Bare-faced - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ibis, Buff-necked - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ibis, Green - Recorded in the Pantanal

Ibis, Plumbeous - Recorded in the Pantanal

Jabiru - Recorded in the Pantanal

Jacamar, Paradise - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Jacamar, Three-toed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Jacana, Wattled - Recorded in the Pantanal

Jacobin, Black - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Jay, Curl-crested - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Jay, Purplish - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kingbird, Tropical - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Kingfisher, Amazon - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kingfisher, American Pygmy - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kingfisher, Green - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kingfisher, Ringed - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Kiskadee, Great - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Kiskadee, Lesser - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Kiskadee, Lesser - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kite, Grey-headed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Kite, Snail - Recorded in the Pantanal

Lapwing, Southern - Recorded in the Pantanal

Limpkin - Recorded in the Pantanal

Macaw, Blue-and-yellow - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Macaw, Blue-winged - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Macaw, Chestnut-fronted - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Macaw, Hyacinth - Recorded in the Pantanal

Manakin, Blue - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Manakin, Helmeted - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Manakin, White-bearded - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Mango, Black-throated - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Marsh-Tyrant, White-headed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Martin, Brown-chested - Recorded in the Pantanal

Mockingbird, Chalk-browed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Monjita, Grey - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Nightjar, Blackish - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Nunbird, Black-fronted - Recorded in the Pantanal


Oropendola, Crested - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Oropendola, Crested - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest, the Pantanal, and in Peru.

Owl, Burrowing - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Parakeet, Black-hooded - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parakeet, Blue-crowned - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parakeet, Canary-winged - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parakeet, Crimson-bellied - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Parakeet, Golden-winged - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Parakeet, Maroon-bellied - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Parakeet, Monk - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parakeet, Painted - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Parakeet, Peach-fronted - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parakeet, Plain - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Parakeet, White-eyed - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Parrot, Blue-headed - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Parrot, Scaly-headed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Parrot, Turquoise-fronted - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Parrot, White-bellied - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Parrotlet, Blue-winged - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Parrotlet, Blue-winged - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Piculet, White-barred - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Pigeon, Picazuro - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Piping-Guan, Red-throated - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Piping-Guan, White-headed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Plovercrest - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Potoo, Great - Recorded in the Pantanal

Puffbird, White-eared - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Rhea, Greater - Recorded in the Pantanal

Saltator, Black-throated - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Saltator, Buff-throated - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Saltator, Grayish - Recorded in the Pantanal

Saltator, Green-winged - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Screamer, Southern - Recorded in the Pantanal

Scythebill, Red-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Seedeater, Double-collared - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Seriema, Red-legged - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes (see below)


Sparrow, Rufous-collared - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Spinetail, Chicli - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Spinetail, Yellow-chinned - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Stork, Wood - Recorded in the Pantanal

Sunbittern - Recorded in the Pantanal

Swallow, Blue-and-white - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Swallow, Southern Rough-winged - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Swallow, Southern Rough-winged - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Swallow, White-banded - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Swallow, White-rumped - Recorded in the Pantanal

Swallow, White-winged - Recorded in the Pantanal

Swallow-wing - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tanager, Blue-gray - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tanager, Brassy-breasted - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Brazilian - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Burnished-buff - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Tanager, Cinnamon - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Golden-chevroned - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Green-headed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest (see below)


Tanager, Guira - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Tanager, Magpie - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tanager, Masked - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tanager, Palm - Recorded in the Pantanal and the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Red-necked - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Ruby-crowned - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Sayaca - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tanager, Sayaca - Recorded in the Pantanal

Tanager, Silver-beaked - Recorded in the Pantanal

Tanager, Swallow - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Tanager, White-rumped - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Tanager, Yellow-backed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Teal, Brazilian - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Thornbird, Common - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Thornbird, Rufous-fronted - Recorded in the Pantanal

Thrush, Pale-breasted - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Thrush, Rufous-bellied - Recorded in the Pantanal

Thrush, Rufous-bellied - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tiger-Heron, Rufescent - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Tityra, Black-tailed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-lored - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Toucan, Toco - Recorded in the Pantanal

Trogon, Blue-crowned - Recorded in the Pantanal

Trogon, Collared - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tyrannulet, Southern Beardless - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tyrant, Cattle - Recorded in the Pantanal

Tyrant, Cattle - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Tyrant, Long-tailed - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Tyrant, Streamer-tailed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Umbreallabird, Amazonian - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Violetear, White-vented - Recorded in the Pantanal

Vireo, Red-eyed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Vulture, Black - Recorded in the Pantanal

Vulture, Lesser Yellow-headed - Recorded in the Pantanal

Water-Tyrant, Masked - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Woodcreeper, Narrow-billed - Recorded in the Pantanal (see below)


Woodnymph, Violet-capped - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Woodpecker, Blond-crested - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Woodpecker, Green Barred - Recorded in the Pantanal

Woodpecker, Lineated - Recorded in the Pantanal

Woodpecker, Little - Recorded in the Pantanal

Woodpecker, Pale-crested - Recorded in the Chapada dos Guimaraes

Woodpecker, White - Recorded in the Pantanal

Woodpecker, White-browed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Woodpecker, Yellow-eared - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Woodpecker, Yellow-tufted - Recorded in the Southern Amazon

Wren, Long-billed - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Wren, Moustached - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Wren, Southern House - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Wren, Thrush-like - Recorded in the Pantanal

Xenops, Streaked - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest

Yellowthroat, Masked - Recorded in the Atlantic Rainforest


© Robert Barnes 2018