Jefferson R. de O. e Silva

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Jefferson R. de O. e Silva

Jefferson Silva is based in Brazil and is a project manager for software development projects. He has been birding since 2004. Jefferson has created the first Brazilian birding website, which was kept running from 2005 to 2009. He has created the birding group for Campinas and region, with around 20 members. Since 2011, Jefferson has traveled searching for new species, photographing as many as he can, and sharing all experiences, trying to make people understand how important any form of life is.


Atlantic Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus swainsoni

This is a bird from the Tityridae family. It has a spectacular, but rarely seen, crest. It can be found in east Brazil, on Atlantic Forest biome.

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Azure-shouldered Tanager Thraupis cyanoptera

The Azure-shouldered Tanager is a species from the Thraupidae family. It can be found only in Brazil, on the east side, mostly on the coastal slopes of the Serra do Mar.

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Bare-throated Bellbird Procnias nudicollis

Procnias nudicollis is known from a wide area of east Brazil (Alagoas south to Rio Grande do Sul and inland to south Mato Grosso), north-east Argentina (Misiones, with one record in Corrientes) and east Paraguay (west to Concepción) (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996, Bertonatti 1997). The combination of increased rates of habitat loss and more intense trapping pressures within this species's range in Paraguay and Brazil mean that its population is likely to have been undergoing rapid declines. For these reasons the species qualifies as Vulnerable.

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Black-masked Finch Coryphaspiza melanotis

The Black-masked Finch is a bird from the Emberizidae family. It's currently listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN red list.

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Black-capped Piprites Piprites pileata

This is a species from the Pipridae family. The Black-capped Piprites can be found in some small areas in Brazil, and it was also found in Argentina.

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a species from the Strigidae family. It is an owl with about 23cm, and can be found throughout open landscapes from North to South America. Burrowing Owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. In Brazil, it is a very common species, very easy to find on grass areas, even inside the cities. Burrowing Owls are very active during the day.

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Cinereous Warbling-finch Poospiza cinerea

The Cinereous Warbling-finch bird is a species from the Emberezidae family. It's a vulnerable species, suffering a rapid and ongoing decline owing to a reduction in suitable habitat.

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Golden-capped Parakeet Aratinga auricapillus

The Golden-capped Parakeet is a bird from the Psittacidae family. It is found only in Brazil, from Bahia state to the north of Parana.

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Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because it is suspected to have undergone rapid declines during the past three generations (56 years) owing to deliberate and incidental poisoning, habitat loss, reduction in available prey, pollution and collisions with power lines. Further information on trends across its large range may lead to its further uplisting to Endangered in the future.

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Ornate Hawk-eagle Spizaetus ornatus

The Ornate Hawk-eagle is a bird from the Acciptridae family. It is found from south Mexico to Argentina. A very beautiful bird of prey.

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Rufous-tailed Antbird Drymophila genei

This is a species from the Thamnophilidae family. It's a bird classified as Near Threatened (NT) by IUCN.

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Saffron Toucanet Pteroglossus bailloni

The Saffron Toucanet species is a bird from the Ramphastidae family.

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Serra do Mar Tyrannulet Phylloscartes difficilis

The Serra do Mar Tyrannulet is a tiny bird from the Rhynchocyclidae. It's found only in Brazil, in the Atlantic Rainforest biome.

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Sharp-tailed Tyrant Culicivora caudacuta

The Sharp-tailed Tyrant is a bird from the Tyrannidae family. It's currently listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN red list. It is a very small bird, with about 10 cm. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a species from the Strigidae family. It is an owl with about 37cm, with long wings and short ears. It feeds mainly of small mammals, especially rodents, but also insectivores.

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Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

The Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey within the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. Its relative, the Slender-billed Kite, is now again placed in Helicolestes, making the genus Rostrhamus monotypic. Usually placed in the milvine kites, the validity of that group is under investigation.

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Striped Owl Pseudoscops clamator

The Striped Owl (Asio clamator) is a species from the Strigidae family. a medium-sized owl (from 30 to 38 cm) with large ear tufts and a brownish-white facial disk rimmed with black. It has a cinnamon-colored eyes, with a black beak.

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Yellow-faced Parrot Alipiopsitta xanthops

This is a species from the Psittacidae family. It's a bird classified as Near Threatened (NT) by IUCN. The Yellow-faced Parrot, formerly know as Yellow-faced Amazon, is the only species of the genus Alipiopsitta. It can be found on Brazil and Bolivia.

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