Eight new mammal species were found at the Sao Luiz do Tapajós dam building site, which threatens to become Brazil’s most controversial hydro project ever.
Halloween in the Amazon: baby bird dresses up like killer caterpillar
Also meet the cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra), an ash-colored, Amazonian bird that looks rather hum-drum compared to many other birds found in the region.
Road building spree hurts Amazon birds
Study shows the impact of road construction in the Amazon on biodiversity and the birds of the Amazon.
6:20 A.M., ornithologist looking birds in the Colombian Amazon
The story of the day an ornithologist, a bird specialist, which is part of an expedition for a rapid ecological assessment in the Colombian Amazon.
InfoRegión: 10% of the world’s bird species are in Madre de Dios region
Madre de Dios also has over 500 species of birds, over 1000 species of butterflies and 151 species of dragonflies.
Locally extinct birds in the Amazon slowly flock back to forests when trees regrow
Given enough time, deforested land can rebound enough to host bird species that had previously deserted the area.
New bird species discovered in Peruvian cloud forest
The bird, called the Junin Tapaculo (Scytalopus gettyae), was discovered by a team of the University of Kansas during a survey in 2008.
Fifteen bird species are discovered in the Amazon
Since 1871 there were not described so many Brazilian bird species by one time.
Novelty in the sky of the Amazon
Researchers describe 15 new species of Amazonian birds in specialized book.