Guide to the Birds of São Paulo’s Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiversity-rich regions in the world, particularly in terms of birdlife. Of the 600 or so species of bird found here, 160 are endemic – that is, they occur nowhere else in the world.
This guide covers species found in montane regions, such as forest cover on mountainsides, mountaintops and elevated plains. The areas that protect these type of environment are located in the Mar and Paranapiacaba mountain ranges and in other mountainous areas throughout São Paulo state, such as the Cantareira mountains and the Juréia massif. The region is home to the largest continuous swathe of Atlantic Forest in Brazil and contains 32 protected areas in which the birdlife varies, depending on the stage of forest growth and changing environmental conditions.
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