Check List 13(5): 411-415, doi: 10.15560/13.5.411
First record of the Sungrebe, Heliornis fulica (Boddaert, 1783) (Gruiformes, Heliornithidae), from Piauí, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoLeonardo Moura dos Santos Soares, André Bastos da Silva§, Anderson Guzzi
‡ Universidade Federal do Piauí, Bom Jesus, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina, Brazil
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This study presents the first record of the Sungrebe Heliornis fulica for the state of Piauí in northeastern Brazil, a first sighting also in a Cerrado/Caatinga ecotone. On 19 December 2014, a female Sungrebe was collected by a local fisherman in the Corrente River located between the towns of Capitão de Campos and Piripiri in the northcentral part of the state of Piauí.
Ecotone; Parnaíba River watershed; Corrente River; aquatic bird; geographic distribution; conservation