Check List 19(2): 225-230, doi: 10.15560/19.2.225
Range extension of White-naped Jay, Cyanocorax cyanopogon (Wied-Neuwied, 1821) (Passeriformes, Corvidae), to southeastern Brazil
expand article infoGuilherme Sementili-Cardoso, Reginaldo José Donatelli§
‡ Universidade Estadual Paulista, Bauru, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Bauru, Brazil
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Cyanocorax cyanopogon (Wied-Neuwied, 1821), a bird endemic to Brazil, inhabits dry scrub and woodlands and the borders of tropical and riparian forests. Although C. cyanopogon is more common in central and northeastern Brazil, owing to increasing deforestation, its distribution has expanded to south. There are several records of this species outside its distribution as usually given. Here, we present the southernmost record of this species in Brazil, showing this species’ expansion to the Southeastern Region. Therefore, this new record shows the importance of surveys to fill gaps in biodiversity knowledge, especially in disturbed environments.
Atlantic Forest, anthropic disturbance, biodiversity hotspot, conservation, São Paulo