Check List 7(5): 589-591, doi: 10.15560/7.5.598
Range extension of Anthus nattereri Sclater, 1878 (Aves: Motacillidae) in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil
expand article infoLuiz Gabriel Mazzoni, Alyne Perillo
Open Access
The distribution of Anthus nattereri, an endangered species, is extended at least 170 km to the north of the nearest locality in southeastern Brazil. New records of five individuals are provided from the municipality of Itabirito, within the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region, Minas Gerais state. Anthus nattereri was photographed and tape-recorded, sometimes in sympatry with Anthus hellmayri, a species it closely resembles. Records were made mostly on burnt open grasslands (“campos limpos”) making the conservation of this species a difficult task.