Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cover and Miniature Sheet from Brazil

This cover I received on 11.12.2010 from Ricardo Lima from Brazil and also the following Miniature Sheet
The Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, (Rupicola rupicola), is found in the Guianan Shield, occurring in French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, southern Venezuela, eastern Colombia and northern Amazonian Brazil. It is a stout-bodied bird with an extraordinary half-moon crest, an orange-tipped black tail, black, orange and white wings, and silky-orange filaments of the inner remiges. Additionally, this species also has an orange bill, legs and skin. The Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae. It is found in the Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north- eastern Argentina, the Andes from Bolivia in south to Venezuela in north, the Perija and Santa Marta Mountains, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and the Tepuis. The Yellow-billed Blue Finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, a recent study has shown it to belong in the Thraupidae. It in the monotypic genus Porphyrospiza. It is found in Bolivia and Brazil. The Red-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanocephala) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. The Scarlet-headed Black bird (Amblyramphus holosericeus), is an icterid bird of southern South American wetlands. It occur in pairs in large reed beds in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina; Bolivia.

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