Check List 13(4): 61-65, doi: 10.15560/13.4.61
On the occurrence in Acre of four poorly-known bird species in southwestern Brazilian Amazon
expand article infoEdson Guilherme, Rosiane Portela de Mesquita, Ednaira Alencar dos Santos, Daiane Lima da Silva, Jailini da Silva Araújo
‡ Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco, Brazil
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The geographical ranges of many bird species are neither uniform nor continuous. Species that are common in some regions may be rare in others, or their status of occurrence may be uncertain. Here, we present the first documented record of Azure Gallinule (Porphyrio flavirostris) as well as details and discussion on the distribution and status of previous records of the Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops), and Plain-breasted Ground-dove (Columbina minuta) in the Brazilian state of Acre. While all these species have relatively wide ranges, little is known of their distribution in the southwestern Amazon basin.
Aves; Ixobrychus exilis; Neocrex erythrops; Porphyrio flavirostris; Columbina minuta; range extensions