High altitude survey reveals news birds for REGUA

Red-eyed Thornbird <em>Phacellodomus erythrophthalmus</em> (&copy; Leonardo Pimentel)
Red-eyed Thornbird Phacellodomus erythrophthalmus (© Leonardo Pimentel)

REGUA bird guide, Leonardo Pimentel, has recently been exploring the forest in some of the highest and least visited parts of the reserve. These areas are very remote and difficult to reach, but Leonardo’s efforts were well rewarded with eight new birds for REGUA being found: Plovercrest, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Greenish Tyrannulet, Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant and Hellmayr’s Pipit.

This brings the total number of bird species recorded at REGUA to 449 and the number of Atlantic Forest endemics to 116! What will be number 450?