List of documented bird species from the municipality of Ubatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil

Authors

  • Rick Simpson Author
  • Vagner Cavarzere Univ. de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia Author
  • Elis Simpson Univ. de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492012002100001

Keywords:

Atlantic Forest, Avifauna, Documentation of records, Serra do Mar, Transect counts

Abstract

Although preliminary surveys have been conducted at the Atlantic Forest of Ubatuba, there is no list of documented bird records from this coastline municipality. To organize such a compilation, we searched the literature and a number of different sources for all documented records of birds from Ubatuba, state of São Paulo. We further carried out a 7-year non-systematic bird inventory in different regions and elevations to document the species within the municipality. The total number of documented bird species is 417, 11% of which are endemic to Brazil. Another 26% are Atlantic Forest endemics and as many as 60 species are under threat categories, including near-threatened birds, in the state. Some 49 species of 27 families are reported from the municipality but still lack documentation. Considering historical records, no species have extinguished from the municipality. Ubatuba is one of the most studied regions along Serra do Mar in São Paulo regarding its ornithology, but there are still high-elevational gaps that will yield significant additions of species to the area with increasing surveying efforts.

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Published

2012-01-01

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naodefinida

How to Cite

Simpson, R., Cavarzere, V., & Simpson, E. (2012). List of documented bird species from the municipality of Ubatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 52(21), 233-254. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492012002100001