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  • The chilean woodstar, slender-billed finch, and tamarugo conebill are threatened species.

    Atacama desert

  • Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve, 1,023 km2 in size, is one of the key areas for the conservation of the threatened tamarugo conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense).

    Atacama desert

  • Typical species are considered the yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia), the bicolored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor), the clapper rail (Rallus longirostris), the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus), the spotted tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum maculatum), the rufous crab-hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and the arboreal snake (Corallus hortulanus).

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • Birds include species such as orange winged parrot (Amazona amazonica), white-necked heron (Ardea cocoi), rufous crab-hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), striated heron (Butorides striatus), semi-palmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), great egret (Casmerodius albus), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), bicolored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor), greater ani (Crotophaga major), little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) and many others.

    Amapa mangroves

  • Mangroves of this ecoregion are also very important for several migrant birds including ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), green-backed heron (Butorides striatus), and bi-colored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor) and whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) that use them as feeding and resting places from August through April during their extraordinary intercontinental journey.

    Rio Piranhas mangroves

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  • A type of small tanager found in the forests of South America.

    June 21, 2008