Walking around Rio de Janeiro lets you also see some nicer aspects, in particular the bird life. There were lots of different birds around the city. The most impressive were the frigate birds. They are huge (wing spans are around two meters) and they soar. Masters of soaring, they hardly ever move their wings. They congregate in large schools wherever they find a thermal column of rising air and circle in the up drafts.

During my visit to Iguazu Falls, I saw some bird life, of which the Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco, german: Riesentukan, french: Toucan toco) was the most spectacular.

During my visit to the Chapada Diamantina National Park I saw a few birds, not very many.

That changed in the Pantanal. This is a bird paradise, I saw lots of different species of birds in the Pantanal.

Nature pictures of Brazil and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Brazil
Nature Page for Brazil
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Brazil

Hummingbird (Trochilidae gen.)
Hummingbird (Trochilidae gen., german: Kolibris, french: Oiseaux-mouches). (812k)
Black Tyrant (Knipolegus sp.)
Black Tyrant (Knipolegus sp., french: Adas). (700k)
Bird Life Pantanal
Bird life in the Pantanal. (1009k)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (580k)
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus, german: Rosttöpfer, french: Fournier roux). (774k)
Nest Rufous Hornero
Nest of Rufous Hornero. (786k)
Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella)
Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella, german: Goldmasken­kolibri, french: Colibri lumachelle). It is endemic to Brazil. (746k)
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)
Male Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda, french: Jacamar à queue rousse). (622k)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola, german: Safranammer, french: Sicale bouton-d'or). (1102k)
Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius)
Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius, french: Carouge à ailes baies). (510k)
Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis, french: Hirondelle à gorge rousse). (570k)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana, french: Tyran des savanes). (262k)
Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana, french: Paroare dominicain). It is endemic to Brazil. (311k)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (566k)
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor)
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor, french: Tyran licteur). (108k)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi). (1426k)
Black-backed Water Tyrant (Fluvicola albiventer)
Black-backed Water Tyrant (Fluvicola albiventer, french: Moucherolle à dos noir). (1424k)
Masked Water Tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta)
Masked Water Tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta, french: Moucherolle aquatique). (696k)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (535k)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (905k)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus, french: Moqueur plombé). (820k)
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti)
Female Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti, german: Rosttäubchen, french: Colombe rousse). (292k)
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata)
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata, german: Schuppentäubchen, french: Colombe écaillée). (1234k)
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui)
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui, german: Picuitäubchen, french: Colombe picui). (1333k)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (951k)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (781k)
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro, german: Picazuro-Taube, french: Pigeon picazuro). (558k)
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (947k)
Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris)
Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris, german: Rotachsel-Kuhstärling, french: Vacher criard). (786k)
Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous)
Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous, french: Cassique cul-rouge). (264k)
Campo Troupial (Icterus jamacaii)
Campo Troupial (Icterus jamacaii, french: Oriole des campos). It is endemic to Brazil. (835k)
Campo Flicker ssp. campestris (Colaptes campestris campestris)
Campo Flicker ssp. campestris (Colaptes campestris campestris, german: Feldspecht, french: Pic champêtre). (900k)
White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus)
Female White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus, german: Weißspecht, french: Pic dominicain). (633k)
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus, german: Mönchssittich, french: Conure veuve). (975k)
Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday)
Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday, german: Nandaysittich, french: Conure nanday). (799k)
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Female Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona, german: Amazonasfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Amazonie). (638k)
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
Female Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (712k)
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)
Male Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana, german: Grünfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur vert). (637k)
Green-backed Trogon (Trogon viridis)
Green-backed Trogon (Trogon viridis, french: Trogon à queue blanche). (582k)
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (774k)
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)
Nesting Crested Oropendolas (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (716k)
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops, german: Kappenblaurabe, french: Geai acahé). (824k)
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
Close-up of Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops, german: Kappenblaurabe, french: Geai acahé). (808k)
Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus)
Male Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus, german: Riesenkuhstärling, french: Vacher géant). (572k)
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira, german: Guirakuckuck, french: Guira cantara). (573k)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir), top, and Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi), lower. (1013k)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (542k)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Juvenile Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (803k)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique) and White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (710k)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (716k)
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus)
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus, french: Échasse à queue noire). (670k)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes, german: Kleiner Gelbschenkel, french: Petit Chevalier). (1356k)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (671k)
Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus, german: Cayenneralle, french: Râle de Cayenne). (991k)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
Female Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (685k)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
Female Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (1033k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (878k)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Male Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata, german: Moschusente, french: Canard musqué). (865k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in a tree. (999k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Swimming Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (1095k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (1169k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (817k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Close-up of a swimming Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (653k)
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Female Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). (807k)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco, german: Riesentukan, french: Toucan toco). (711k)
Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus)
Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus, german: Grünflügelara, french: Ara chloroptère). (778k)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe). (644k)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe). (930k)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, german: Hyazinth-Ara, french: Ara hyacinthe) in flight. (1202k)
Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)
Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis, french: Ortalide du Chaco). (915k)
Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis)
Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis, french: Pénélope à gorge bleue). (1408k)
Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)
Female Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata, french: Hocco à face nue). (1020k)
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata)
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata, german: Rotfußseriema, french: Cariama huppé). (881k)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna, german: Rallenkranich, french: Courlan brun). (1265k)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche) and Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (906k)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (860k)
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens)
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens, german: Stirnbandibis, french: Ibis plombé). (1287k)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (801k)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (897k)
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus)
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (900k)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (896k)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (1.6M)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1192k)
American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli)
American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (1018k)
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Juvenile Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (1122k)
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (1072k)
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (824k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (885k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (788k)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (936k)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (1139k)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Close-up of a Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (526k)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe)soaring above Copacabana. (131k)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (108k)
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Male Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (1211k)
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (897k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Juvenile Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (541k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Close-up of a juvenile Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (483k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (715k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Close-up of a Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (889k)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis, german: Savannenbussard, french: Buse roussâtre). (447k)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (1459k)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis, german: Fischbussard, french: Buse à tête blanche). (1288k)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (1011k)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) in flight. (473k)
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Wood Storks (Mycteria americana, german: Waldstorch, french: Tantale d'Amérique). (870k)
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari, german: Maguaristorch, french: Cigogne maguari). (914k)
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru, french: Jabiru d'Amérique). (678k)
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru, french: Jabiru d'Amérique) in flight. (859k)
Nesting Jabiru
Nesting Jabiru. (1176k)

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