DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.3.2133

Rediscovery of the hummingbird Heliodoxa rubricauda (Boddaert, 1783) (Aves: Trochilidae) in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil

Glayson A. Bencke, Márcio Repenning, Diogenes B. Machado, Grasiela Casas, Diego García-Olaechea, Pablo Elizondo, Danielle Franco

Abstract


We report the rediscovery of the hummingbird Heliodoxa rubricauda (Boddaert, 1783) in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul after nearly 130 years without confirmed records. We captured 3 males and 1 female, and found 2 other birds (including an immature) at 3 sites in the municipalities of São Francisco de Paula and Cambará do Sul, in the northeast of the state. All records were at the top of the Southern Brazilian Plateau escarpment, at altitudes of about 900 m and near the southern limit of the Atlantic Forest.

Keywords


Atlantic Forest; Araucaria forest; Brazilian Ruby; Clytolaema; new records

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