Check List 9(4): 870-875, doi: 10.15560/9.4.870
New records of Phibalura flavirostris Vieillot, 1816 (Aves: Cotingidae) in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, with notes on its natural history and a review of its historical occurrence
expand article infoHelberth José Cardoso Peixoto, Gustavo Bernardino Malacco§, Marcelo Ferreira de Vasconcelos|, Luiz Gabriel Mazzoni|, Alyne Perillo|, Kassius Klay Santos, Bruno Garzon|
‡ Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil§ Associação para Gestão Socioambiental do Triângulo Mineiro, Brazil| Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
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We present new records of Phibalura flavirostris for the state of Minas Gerais, a little known and endangered species in the state, including notes on feeding and breeding behavior. We also present a review of records of the species in this state based on specimens housed in ornithological collections. It was noted the consumption of fruits belonging to five different plant families and reproductive evidence in a new state locality. The species proved to be rare in Minas Gerais, being relatively common in a few localities. P. flavirostris proved to be resident in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region and were not found evidence of altitudinal migration. However the available records are inconsistent to affirm about the migration patterns of this species. The preservation of certain areas and new studies on the natural history are important for the conservation of the species in Minas Gerais state.