Walking around Rio de Janeiro lets you also see some nicer aspects, in particular the bird life. There were lots of different birds around the city. The most impressive were the frigate birds. They are huge (wing spans are around two meters) and they soar. Masters of soaring, they hardly ever move their wings. They congregate in large schools wherever they find a thermal column of rising air and circle in the up drafts.

During my visit to Iguazu Falls, I saw some bird life, of which the Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco, german: Riesentukan, french: Toucan toco) was the most spectacular.

During my visit to the Chapada Diamantina National Park I saw a few birds, not very many.

That changed in the Pantanal. This is a bird paradise, I saw lots of different species of birds in the Pantanal.

Nature pictures of Brazil and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Brazil
Nature Page for Brazil
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Brazil

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?? Unknown bird (Hummingbird). (809k)
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?? Unknown bird. (695k)
Bird Life Pantanal
Bird life in the Pantanal. (969k)
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (569k)
Furnarius rufus
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus, german: Rosttöpfer, french: Fournier roux). (757k)
Nest Rufous Hornero
Nest of Rufous Hornero. (772k)
Augastes lumachella
Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella, german: Goldmaskenkolibri, french: Colibri lumachelle). It is endemic to Brazil. (689k)
Galbula ruficauda
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda, french: Jacamar à queue rousse). (603k)
Sicalis flaveola
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola, german: Safranammer, french: Sicale bouton-d'or). (1044k)
Agelaioides badius
Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius, french: Carouge à ailes baies). (489k)
Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis, french: Hirondelle à gorge rousse). (558k)
Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana, french: Tyran des savanes). (251k)
Paroaria dominicana
Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana, french: Paroare dominicain). It is endemic to Brazil. (300k)
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (553k)
Philohydor lictor
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor, french: Tyran licteur). (100k)
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi). (1420k)
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water Tyrant (Fluvicola albiventer, french: Moucherolle à dos noir). (1416k)
Fluvicola nengeta
Masked Water Tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta, french: Moucherolle aquatique). (690k)
Machetornis rixosa
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (524k)
Machetornis rixosa
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (871k)
Mimus saturninus
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus, french: Moqueur plombé). (783k)
Columbina talpacoti
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti, german: Rosttäubchen, french: Colombe rousse). (280k)
Columbina squammata
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata, german: Schuppentäubchen, french: Colombe écaillée). (1226k)
Columbina picui
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui, german: Picuitäubchen, french: Colombe picui). (1327k)
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (908k)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (743k)
Patagioenas picazuro
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro, german: Picazuro-Taube, french: Pigeon picazuro). (551k)
Patagioenas cayennensis
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (939k)
Molothrus rufoaxillaris
Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris, french: Vacher criard). (778k)
Cacicus haemorrhous
Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous, french: Cassique cul-rouge). (249k)
Icterus jamacaii
Campo Troupial (Icterus jamacaii, french: Oriole des campos). It is endemic to Brazil. (829k)
Colaptes campestris
Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris, german: Feldspecht, french: Pic champêtre). (866k)
Melanerpes candidus
White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus, german: Weißspecht, french: Pic dominicain). (609k)
Myiopsitta monachus
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus, german: Mönchssittich, french: Conure veuve). (923k)
Aratinga nenday
Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday, german: Nandaysittich, french: Conure nanday). (764k)
Chloroceryle amazona
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona, german: Amazonasfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Amazonie). (618k)
Megaceryle torquata
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (685k)
Chloroceryle americana
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana, german: Grünfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur vert). (617k)
Trogon viridis
Amazonian White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis, french: Trogon à queue blanche). (557k)
Psarocolius decumanus
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (728k)
Psarocolius decumanus
Nesting Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (667k)
Cyanocorax chrysops
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops, german: Kappenblaurabe, french: Geai acahé). (781k)
Cyanocorax chrysops
Close-up of Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops, german: Kappenblaurabe, french: Geai acahé). (779k)
Molothrus oryzivorus
Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus, french: Vacher géant). (553k)
Guira guira
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira, german: Guirakuckuck, french: Guira cantara). (560k)
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir), top, and Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi), lower. (966k)
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (524k)
Jacana jacana
Juvenile Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (765k)
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique) and White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (672k)
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (682k)
Himantopus melanurus
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus, french: Échasse à queue noire). (646k)
Tringa flavipes
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes, german: Kleiner Gelbschenkel, french: Petit Chevalier). (1351k)
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (663k)
Aramides cajaneus
Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus, german: Cayenneralle, french: Râle de Cayenne). (923k)
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (653k)
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (990k)
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (839k)
Cairina moschata
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata, german: Moschusente, french: Canard musqué). (822k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in a tree. (958k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Swimming Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (1044k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (1087k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (770k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Close-up of a swimming Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (608k)
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). (748k)
Ramphastos toco
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco, german: Riesentukan, french: Toucan toco). (672k)
Ara chloropterus
Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus, german: Grünflügelara, french: Ara chloroptère). (740k)
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe). (615k)
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe). (885k)
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe) in flight. (1096k)
Ortalis canicollis
Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis, french: Ortalide du Chaco). (871k)
Pipile cumanensis
Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis, french: Pénélope à gorge bleue). (1401k)
Crax fasciolata
Female Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata, french: Hocco à face nue). (940k)
Cariama cristata
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata, german: Rotfußseriema, french: Cariama huppé). (875k)
Aramus guarauna
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna, german: Rallenkranich, french: Courlan brun). (1199k)
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche) and Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (879k)
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (840k)
Theristicus caerulescens
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens, german: Stirnbandibis, french: Ibis plombé). (1217k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (759k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (871k)
Theristicus caudatus
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (866k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (828k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (1.6M)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibiss (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1155k)
Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli
American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (963k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Juvenile Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (1040k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (999k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (796k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (827k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (767k)
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (872k)
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (1069k)
Ardea cocoi
Close-up of a Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (517k)
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe)soaring above Copacabana. (115k)
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (93k)
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Male Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (1203k)
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (893k)
Caracara plancus
Juvenile Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (525k)
Caracara plancus
Close-up of a juvenile Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (468k)
Caracara plancus
Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (696k)
Caracara plancus
Close-up of a Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (853k)
Buteogallus meridionalis
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis, french: Buse roussâtre). (437k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (1451k)
Busarellus nigricollis
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis, german: Fischbussard, french: Buse à tête blanche). (1229k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (975k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) in flight. (465k)
Mycteria americana
Wood Storks (Mycteria americana, german: Waldstorch, french: Tantale d'Amérique). (856k)
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari, german: Maguaristorch, french: Cigogne maguari). (872k)
Jabiru mycteria
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru, french: Jabiru d'Amérique). (654k)
Jabiru mycteria
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru, french: Jabiru d'Amérique) in flight. (826k)
Nesting Jabiru
Nesting Jabiru. (1090k)

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