Check List 13(2): e19671, doi: 10.15560/13.2.2069
Rediscovery of Sporophila frontalis (Verreaux, 1869) (Aves, Thraupidae) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil
expand article infoJoão Paulo Gava Just, Ricardo Dossa Colvero§, Jairo José Zocche|
‡ Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil§ Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNESC), Brazil| Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Ambientais, Laboratório de Ecologia de Paisagem e de Vertebrados, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Brazil
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Abstract
The Buffy-fronted Seedeater, Sporophila frontalis (Verreaux, 1869) (Aves, Thraupidae), is a threatened passerine endemic to the Atlantic Forest of southeastern South America. Habitat loss and illegal capture for the pet trade has reduced the geographical distribution of this species. The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul represents the southernmost limit of this species’ range. There, S. frontalis was last recorded in 1883, and currently this species is thought to be as extirpated in this state. After 133 years, we report photographic and audiotape records of S. frontalis, made in the municipalities of Maquiné and Mampituba, Rio Grande do Sul.
Keywords
Atlantic Forest; bamboo-specialist; Buffy-fronted Seedeater; endemic species; pixoxó