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.
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.
Study shows the impact of road construction in the Amazon on biodiversity and the birds of the 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.
Madre de Dios also has over 500 species of birds, over 1000 species of butterflies and 151 species of dragonflies.
Given enough time, deforested land can rebound enough to host bird species that had previously deserted the area.
The bird, called the Junin Tapaculo (Scytalopus gettyae), was discovered by a team of the University of Kansas during a survey in 2008.
Since 1871 there were not described so many Brazilian bird species by one time.
Researchers describe 15 new species of Amazonian birds in specialized book.