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Location Brazil, Minas Gerais
Central coordinates 42o 27.00' West  20o 41.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 13,210 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,980m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

SAVE Brasil (Affiliate)



Site description A Serra do Brigadeiro, também conhecida como Serra da Grama, Serra da Ventania ou Serra da Araponga, está inserida no Complexo da Mantiqueira e localizase na região leste de Minas Gerais. A serra forma parte do divisor de águas entre as bacias dos rios Paraíba do Sul, a leste, e Doce, a oeste, sendo uma das regiões mais elevadas da Zona da Mata mineira. O Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro abrange a maior parte da área e tem cerca de 70% de sua superfície cobertos por floresta estacional semidecidual e outros 25% por campos de altitude. O restante é formado por ambientes antrópicos. Em sua maior parte, as florestas do parque já sofreram corte seletivo e há uma acentuada influência humana sobre a vegetação das áreas limítrofes, onde prevalecem pastagens e lavouras. O clima regional é classificado como mesotérmico, com temperatura média anual de 18°C, chegando a 0°C no inverno; a precipitação é de cerca de 1.300 mm anuais, ocorrendo chuvas mais inten sas de novembro a março.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Slaty-breasted Wood-rail Aramides saracura unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Vinaceous-breasted Amazon Amazona vinacea unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Endangered 
Blue-winged Macaw Primolius maracana unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Maroon-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura frontalis unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Tawny-browed Owl Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Stephanoxis lalandi unknown  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 
Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky-throated Hermit Phaethornis squalidus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sombre Hummingbird Aphantochroa cirrochloris unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black Jacobin Florisuga fusca unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Violet-capped Woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Hummingbird Leucochloris albicollis unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Brazilian Ruby Clytolaema rubricauda unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Trogon surrucura unknown  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 
Rufous-capped Motmot Baryphthengus ruficapillus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Saffron Toucanet Pteroglossus bailloni unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Red-breasted Toucan Ramphastos dicolorus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes flavifrons unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-eared Woodpecker Veniliornis maculifrons unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-browed Woodpecker Piculus aurulentus unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Robust Woodpecker Campephilus robustus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Three-toed Jacamar Jacamaralcyon tridactyla unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Pin-tailed Manakin Ilicura militaris unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Swallow-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia caudata unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Greenish Schiffornis Schiffornis virescens unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Bare-throated Bellbird Procnias nudicollis unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Greenish Tyrannulet Phyllomyias virescens unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-hooded Flycatcher Mionectes rufiventris unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Drab-breasted Bamboo-tyrant Hemitriccus diops unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Hangnest Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus nidipendulus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Eared Pygmy-tyrant Myiornis auricularis unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-lored Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum poliocephalum unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Velvety Black-tyrant Knipolegus nigerrimus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Shear-tailed Grey-tyrant Muscipipra vetula unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-hooded Attila Attila rufus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Tufted Antshrike Mackenziaena severa unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Large-tailed Antshrike Mackenziaena leachii unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Antbird Drymophila ferruginea unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-shouldered Fire-eye Pyriglena leucoptera unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-bibbed Antbird Myrmeciza loricata unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Gnateater Conopophaga lineata unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Mouse-coloured Tapaculo Scytalopus speluncae unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Such's Antthrush Chamaeza meruloides unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Automolus leucophthalmus unknown  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 
Rufous-capped Spinetail Synallaxis ruficapilla unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Pallid Spinetail Cranioleuca pallida unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-capped Foliage-gleaner Philydor atricapillus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Foliage-gleaner Anabazenops fuscus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-breasted Leaftosser Sclerurus scansor unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Lesser Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus fuscus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Scaled Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes squamatus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus falcularius unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus poicilotis unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Uniform Finch Haplospiza unicolor unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Warbling-finch Poospiza cinerea unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Buffy-fronted Seedeater Sporophila frontalis unknown  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Dubois's Seedeater Sporophila ardesiaca unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Half-collared Sparrow Arremon semitorquatus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-headed Tanager Pyrrhocoma ruficeps unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ruby-crowned Tanager Tachyphonus coronatus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Brazilian Tanager Ramphocelus bresilius unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Golden-chevroned Tanager Thraupis ornata unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Red-necked Tanager Tangara cyanocephala unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Brassy-breasted Tanager Tangara desmaresti unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Gilt-edged Tanager Tangara cyanoventris unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-headed Tanager Hemithraupis ruficapilla unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Grosbeak Saltator fuliginosus unknown  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Serra do Brigadeiro State Park 13,210 is identical to site 13,210  

References Simon et al. (1999); Rolim & Ribeiro (2001); Collar et al. (1992); Matos & Simon (1994); Melo Jr. (1996); Machado et al. (1998); BirdLife International (2000).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014

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